A Beautiful Prayer
Scripture: Matthew 26:39
Time Signature: 6/8
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Verse 1: In the Bible we read of a beautiful pray’r, A pray’r sent to heaven above; It was prayed by a heart that was laden with care, And filled with such wonderful love.
Verse 2: You can catch the sad tone of His voice as He said, “Thy will not my own must be done;” As a lamb to the slaughter He soon must be led, To die as the Crucified One.
Verse 3: As He prayed there alone in such deep agony, It was a most beautiful pray’r; Just to think His great heart was all broken for me, That He my great sorrow must share.
Chorus: When the Savior was praying, In the garden of Gethsemane, He said, “loving Father, if you will let this cup pass from me.” I know He was thinking of the anguish death would bring to His own, How deep was His sorrow, When Jesus was praying alone.