Hymns, #781

Prayer - Exercising the Spirit

Eng/Kor:781  Chin:566  Span:333  Rus:377  Tag:781  Fra:-  Por:358

Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:M. Koch, from Geistliche Lieder

Hymn using same tune: #971


Exercise the spirit,

Pray in every way!

I have prayed too little,

Keen my spirit, nay.

Even when I prayed, my

Spirit seldom proved

Ever just to follow

As Thy Spirit moved.


Now I'd pray in spirit

As Thy Spirit groans;

Pray by the anointing,

Not as memory owns.

Not the mind applying,

But with spirit pray,

Praising or beseeching,

Spirit-led alway.


Not just by myself my

Spirit exercise,

But with others praying

I would do likewise;

Praying in the spirit,

As the spirit wants,

For 'tis in the inmost

Spirits have response.


When we serve together,

We thru prayer would move,

Fellowship in spirit,

Not in word to prove.

Never pray together,

Shouting, crying much,

Yet the fellowship in

Spirit never touch.


Exercise the spirit

Here and everywhere,

Few or many present,

Caring not who's there.

Not a place or person

Will influence me,

In all kinds of meetings

I'll my spirit free.


Thus my spirit lifted

Gives the Lord His way;

Thus, my spirit strengthened,

I'll be used each day.

In the spirit's flowing

Living water see;

Thus the saints are mingled,

Built the church will be.

Hymn #781