I found this precious treasure this morning while surfing for hymn lyrics. How I would love to sit down with Fanny Crosby and sing, and pray, and discuss her lyrics. What a blessed soul!
Balm in Secret Prayer by Fanny Crosby (1900)
Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart,
Let not thy courage fail;
But take thy Savior at His word,
And know thou shalt prevail.
Tho’ the cross is hard to bear,
There is balm in secret prayer;
Go and tell thy sorrows there,
And leave it all with Jesus.
What tho’ thy prayers thro’ many tears
May reach His throne on high;
He knows the anguish of thy heart,
And will not pass thee by.
Perhaps in some desponding hour,
When hope has well nigh past,
The light will burst upon thy soul,
And joy be thine at last.
Pray on, pray on, O weary not,
Whate’er thy trial be;
But lean thy faith on Him Who said,
“It shall be well with thee.”
I love the millions of hymns of Fanny Crosby. What a gift.
Me too, Kat! Such a beautiful soul, she was.