Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire

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Using the tune 'Prayer' as seen in Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 36

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Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 36

1. Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

2. Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

3. Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

4. Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
The Christian’s native air;
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters heav’n with pray’r.

Trivia

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  • This hymn has more printed verses (eight in total) than any other hymn in the 1985 LDS hymnal.