A Prayer


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Publication Information

Published in Majors and Minors (1895)

Performed by Herbert Woodward Martin

Musical Settings

Matthew Emery, Where Healing Waters Flow (SATB chorus a cappella) (January 2013)

R. Nathaniel Dett, O Lord, the Hard-won Miles (voice and piano) (January 1934)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, A Prayer (high voice and piano) (January 1897)

Gary Bachlund, A Prayer (medium voice and piano) (January 2011)

Simon Sargon, A Prayer (January 1965)


O Lord, the hard-won miles
Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
Where'er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow
Do thou my footsteps lead.
My heart is aching so;
Thy gracious balm I need.