I Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Some hymnals print Charles Wesley’s “Pray, Without Ceasing, Pray” as a standalone hymn; however, there are indications that these stanzas were originally published as part of a sixteen-stanza “Soldiers of Christ, Arise.” Either way, the tune used for that song works as a musical setting for this one:
Pray without ceasing, pray,
Your captain gives the word;
His summons cheerfully obey
And call upon the Lord;
To God your every want
In instant prayer display,
Pray always; pray and never faint,
Pray, without ceasing, pray!
In fellowship; alone,
To God with faith draw near;
Approach His courts, besiege His throne
With all the powers of prayer:
Go to His temple, go,
Nor from His altar move;
Let every house His worship know,
And every heart His love.
To God your spirits dart,
Your souls in words declare,
Or groan, to Him who reads the heart,
The unutterable prayer.
His mercy now implore,
And now show forth His praise,
In shouts, or silent awe, adore
His miracles of grace.
Pour out your souls to God,
And bow them with your knees,
And spread your hearts and hands abroad,
And pray for Sion’s peace;
Your guides, and brethren, bear
For ever on your mind;
Extend the arms of mighty prayer,
In grasping all mankind.
From strength to strength go on,
Wrestle, and fight, and pray,
Tread all the powers of darkness down,
And win the well-fought day;
Still let the Spirit cry
In all His soldiers, “Come!”
Till Christ the Lord descends from high
And takes the conquerors home.
In All Things Give Him Thanks (I Thessalonians 5:18) (1991)
Claire Cloninger, Andy Cloninger, Ken Barker
Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray (I Thessalonians 5:5-9)
Catherine Winkworth, Johann Burkhard Freystein
A Living and a Dead Faith (I Thessalonians 5:5) (1779)
William Cowper | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (I Thessalonians 5:5) (1970)
Soldier, Rouse Thee! (I Thessalonians 5:6)
George S. Railton
May the God of Peace (I Thessalonians 5:23-24) (2016)
Greg de Blieck | Popularized by New Scottish Hymns