Hymn 573:
Go when the morning shineth,
Go when the noon is bright,
Go when the eve declineth,
Go in the hush of night;
Go with pure mind and feeling,
Put earthly tho’ts away,
And in God’s presence kneeling,
Do thou in secret pray.
Remember all who love thee,
All who are loved by thee;
Pray, too, for those who hate thee,
If any such there be.
Then for thyself in meekness
A blessing humbly claim,
And link with each petition,
Thy great Redeemer’s name.
Or if’ tis here denied thee
In solitude to pray,
Should holy thoughts come o,er thee,
When friends are round thy way,
E’en then the silent pleading
Of thy heart raised above
Will reach his throne of glory,
Who’s mercy, truth, and love.
Oh, not a joy or blessing
With this can we compare;
The pow’r that he has giv’n us
To pour our souls in pray’r;
Where’er thou pin’st in sadness,
Before His footstool fall,
Remember in thy gladness
His grace who gives thee all.