“On Bended Knee,”
New Era, Apr. 2004, 11
On Bended Knee
“Humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him. …
“Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening. … “But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness” ( Alma 34:19, 21, 26).
1. In prayer and deep sincerity,
I come again on bended knee.
This sweet communion makes me whole,
Brings solace to my troubled soul.
I daily learn humility
In fervent prayer, on bended knee.
2. In former times, a faithful youth
Appealed to God for light and truth.
Where darkness and despair had been
Came plain and precious truth again.
Thus Joseph’s prayer amidst the trees
Was answered while on bended knee.
3. And Jesus in Gethsemane
Proved His eternal love for me.
Atoning drops of blood were shed
To save my soul from sin and death.
“Thy will be done,” obediently
The Savior prayed on bended knee.
4. He gently heals my aching heart.
My loneliness and fear depart.
The peace the Holy Spirit gives
Is testimony that He lives.
I feel my Father’s love for me
When I’m in prayer on bended knee.
Copyright © 2004 by Kevin R. Olson. All rights reserved.
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