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Did You Think to Pray?

Words by Mary A. Kidder (1820-1905), 1876
Tune: DID YOU THINK TO PRAY by William Oscar Perkins (1831-1902)
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: with Refrain
Public Domain
1. Ere you left your room this morning, Did you think to pray? In the name of Christ our Savior, Did you sue for loving favor, As a shield today?
Refrain: Oh, how praying rests the weary! Prayer will change the night to day; So when life seems dark and dreary, Don’t forget to pray.
2. When you met with great temptation, Did you think to pray? By His dying love and merit, Did you claim the Holy Spirit As your guide and stay?
3. When your heart was filled with anger, Did you think to pray? Did you plead for grace, my brother, That you might forgive another Who had crossed your way?
4. When sore trials came upon you, Did you think to pray? When your soul was bowed in sorrow, Balm of Gilead did you borrow At the gates of day?