Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

First line: Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire / Pray’r is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or unexpressed / Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered / Pray’r is the soul’s sincere desire / Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or / Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or unexpressed

Original language: English

Words: James Montgomery
Music: George Careless


Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire
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1. Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,Uttered or unexpressed,The motion of a hidden fireThat trembles in the breast.
2. Prayer is the burden of a sigh,The falling of a tear,The upward glancing of an eyeWhen none but God is near.
3. Prayer is the simplest form of speechThat infant lips can try;Prayer, the sublimest strains that reachThe Majesty on high.
4. Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,The Christian’s native air,His watchword at the gates of death;He enters heav’n with prayer.
5. Prayer is the contrite sinner’s voice,Returning from his ways,While angels in their songs rejoiceAnd cry, “Behold, he prays!”
6. The Saints in prayer appear as oneIn word and deed and mind,While with the Father and the SonTheir fellowship they find.
7. Nor prayer is made on earth alone:The Holy Spirit pleads,And Jesus at the Father’s throneFor sinners intercedes.
8. O thou by whom we come to God,The Life, the Truth, the Way!The path of prayer thyself hast trod;Lord, teach us how to pray.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 91

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 13

Arr.: Michael F. Moody

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 145

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 145

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 34

Arr.: Harry Schultz

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 1

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 37

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 14c

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 50

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 220

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Men’s Voices)

, 324

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Women’s Voices)

, 380

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 220

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Men’s Voices)

, 324

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Women’s Voices)

, 380

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 220

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Men’s Voices)

, 324

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Women’s Voices)

, 380

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 220

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Men’s Voices)

, 324

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire (Women’s Voices)

, 380

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 220

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 324

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 380

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 325

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 39

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, no. 75a

Arr.: Wade N. Stephens

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 9

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 29

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 36

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 36

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 36

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 36

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 95

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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, 95

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 145

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 9

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 95

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, Jan 2007

Contributor: Sally DeFord

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 405

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 405

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 405

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 380

Other Christian Denominations

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 391

Other Christian Denominations

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 508

Other Christian Denominations

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 492

Other Christian Denominations

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 458

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 161

Other Christian Denominations

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 264

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 1

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Unofficial or Local Publications

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 44

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 91

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 91

Prayer is the Soul’s sincere desire

, 1670

Unofficial or Local Publications

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

, 54

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 304

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 304

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 304

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

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Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 304

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 303

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

, 302

Pray’r is the soul’s sincere desire

, 294