|LORD, teach us how to pray aright,
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in Thy sight,
We may, we must draw near.
|2||Burdened with guilt, convinced of sin,
In weakness, want and woe,
Fightings without, and fear within;
Lord, whither shall we go?
|3||God of all grace, we come to Thee
With broken, contrite hearts;
Give what Thine eye delights to see:
Truth in the inward parts.
|4||Give deep humility; the sense
Of godly sorrow give;
A strong desiring confidence
To hear Thy voice and live.
|5||Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone;
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone.
|6||Give these, and then Thy will be done;
Thus strengthened with Thy might,
We by Thy Spirit and Thy Son
Shall pray, and pray aright.
|James Montgomery, 1771-1854|