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O ever sacred spot - The Place of Prayer
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Place of Prayer.

"Enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret." (Matthew 6,6)

          1. O ever sacred spot,
        where clamour cometh not,
      where earth may be forgot,
and peaceful stillness undisturbed may reign;
          I joy that I may know
        such holy calm below,
      nor feel life's restless flow,
when thy sweet solitude well pleased I gain.

          2. While lowly here I kneel,
        my God, thy love reveal,
      and give thy child to feel
a Father's blessing falling on his head;
          I see thy smile benign,
        I hear thee call me thine,
      for thee I all resign,
and evermore would by thy will be led.

          3. Hither, O Christ, I flee,
        that I by faith may see
      thy face unveiled to me,
and all the secrets of my heart may tell;
          may lean upon thy breast,
        lull all my fears to rest,
      and – joy of joys the best –
hear thy loved voice known to my soul so well.

          4. Tell thou my longing heart,
        dear Lord, that mine thou art;
      then all afresh shall start
the tears of grateful tenderness and love;
          give me that precious stone
        that bears a name unknown,
      the pledge that thou wilt own,
and make me to behold thy face above.

          5. Oft as I enter here,
        great Comforter, be near,
      my wrestling soul to cheer,
let thy best gifts and graces all be mine;
          in thine own perfect light,
        O give me visions bright
      of things beyond my sight;
fill my whole being with the life Divine!

1866.

Ray Palmer, The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 64-65.

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