When Cold Our Hearts And Far From Thee


When cold our hearts, and far from Thee
Our wandering spirits stray,
And thoughts and lips move heavily,
Lord, teach us how to pray.

Too vile to venture near Thy throne,
Too poor to turn away;
Our only voice,–Thy Spirit’s groan,–
Lord, teach us how to pray.

We know not how to seek Thy face,
Unless Thou lead the way;
We have no words, unless Thy grace,
Lord, teach us how to pray.

Here every thought and fond desire
We on Thine altar lay;
And when our souls have caught Thy fire,
Lord, teach us how to pray.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.,