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
- Copyright: Public Domain
- Source: Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 36
- Contributor: Veramet 05:29, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
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.
- This hymn has more printed verses (eight in total) than any other hymn in Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985.