Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: To go from my home and with kindred to part
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Hymn Number: 133
Page Number: 165, click to see hymnal pages
TO go from my home, and with kindred to part,
To break up my friendships, affects not my heart,
Like leaving that blissful and holy place where
Jehovah lias heard and has answered my prayer,
And has answered my prayer.
And often the Saviour has come to my bower,
In all the rich fullness of love and of power,
And raptured my spirit ineffably there,
Inditing in heaven's own language my prayer,
Own language my prayer.
The early sweet notes of the loved nightingale
My hours of devotion would faithfully tell-
Would call me to duty, while birds in the air
Sang anthems of praises as I went to prayer,
As I went to prayer.
How sweet were the zephyrs perfumed by the pine,
The ivy, the balsam, the wild eglantine,
But sweeter, O sweeter the pleasures which there
I often have tasted while offering my prayer,
While offering my prayer.
But soon I must bid my loved bower adieu,
And leave for a region that's distant and new;
Yet O, blessed thought! I've a friend everywhere,
Who will, in all places, give ear to my prayer,
Give ear to my prayer.
Through life's troubled scenes I will fearlessly go,
Move onward with triumph o'er every foe:
I'll never, no, never indulge in despair,
For Jesus will grant the requests of my prayer,
The requests of my prayer.
His love and his power he will daily impart
To strengthen my mind and to gladden my heart:
And when on my deathbed, he'll be with me there,
And take me to heaven in answer to prayer,
In answer to prayer.
And high in the mansions of glory and joy,
My soul shall be blessed with delightful employ-
Be freed from all sorrow, and anguish and care-
And bask in his smile who has answered my prayer,
Who has answered my prayer.