Only A Prayer Meeting by C. H. Spurgeon
(No. 974 in “Our Own Hymn Book.)
SWEETLY the holy hymn
Breaks on the morning air;
Before the world with smoke is dim
We meet to offer prayer.
While flowers are wet with dews,
Dew of our souls descend;
Ere yet the sun the day renews;
O Lord, Thy Spirit send!
Upon the battle field
Before the fight begins,
We seek, O Lord, Thy sheltering shield,
To guard us from our sins!
Ere yet our vessel sails
Upon the stream of day,
We plead, O Lord, for heavenly gales
To speed us on our way!
On the lone mountain side,
Before the morning’s light,
The Man of sorrows wept and cried,
And rose refresh’d with might.
Oh, hear us then, for we
Are very weak and frail!
We make the Saviour’s Name our plea,
And surely must prevail.