The soul that would live close to Jesus,

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CGS No.: 
668

Verse 1
The soul that would live close to Jesus,
Is He who spends much time in prayer.
Although it may not always please us,
'Tis that which relieves us from care.

Chorus
Would God that more people would pray,
For 'tis prayer that moves mountain away;
Those mountains of doubt are sure to move out,
If unceasingly, brother, you pray.

Verse 2
'Twas Elijah that prayed on Mount Carmel,
And the heavens gave ear to his cry;
And I'm sure it was not very formal,
For fire came down from the sky.

Chorus
Would God that more people would pray,
For 'tis prayer that moves mountain away;
Those mountains of doubt are sure to move out,
If unceasingly, brother, you pray.

Verse 3
We read that a prophet for praying
Was cast to the lions to eat;
But an angel prevented the slaying,
And delivered old Daniel complete.

Chorus
Would God that more people would pray,
For 'tis prayer that moves mountain away;
Those mountains of doubt are sure to move out,
If unceasingly, brother, you pray.

Verse 4
The Saviour now looks for prevailers,
Who will pray with a confidence bold,
Will you join this band of availers
And pray till the heavens unfold?

Chorus
Would God that more people would pray,
For 'tis prayer that moves mountain away;
Those mountains of doubt are sure to move out,
If unceasingly, brother, you pray.