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Lord, teach us how to pray aright, With rev'rence and with fear.
Though dust and ashes in your sight, We may, we must draw near.

We suffer if we cease from prayer; Oh, grant us pow'r to pray.
And when to meet you we prepare, Lord, meet us on the way.

Give deep humility; the sense Of godly sorrow give;
A strong desire, with confidence, To hear your voice and live;

Faith in the only sacrifice That can for sin atone,
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes On Christ, on Christ alone.

Give these, and then your will be done; Thus strengthened with your might
We, through your Spirit and your Son, Shall pray, and pray aright.

Text and Tune: public domain.