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In Prayer You Lift Me Up, O God

By Bob Reynolds and Elton Smith

CCLI Number: 3896392

Bob Reynolds and I met at a songwriter's forum. He brought this poem seeking music. There are 2 midi files, but be sure and hear the vocal recording by Peter Gringhuis. - Elton, August 24, 2002

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Recording by Peter Gringhuis

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(Introduction)

(Verse 1)
When life is hard, and burdens rise,
In prayer You lift me up, O God.
When tears of sorrow fill my eyes,
In prayer You lift me up, O God.

(Chorus)
For I behold Your lovely face
And sense Your presence in this place;
I feel Your arms in sweet embrace.
In prayer You lift me up, O God.

(Verse 2)
When troubles come and cares abound,
In prayer You lift me up, O God.
When evil rages all around,
In prayer You lift me up, O God.

(Repeat Chorus)
For I behold Your lovely face
And sense Your presence in this place;
I feel Your arms in sweet embrace.
In prayer You lift me up, O God.

(Bridge)
In prayer my tears and burdens flee;
In prayer Your mercy covers me.
In prayer no foe has victory;
In prayer You lift me up.
For I behold Your lovely face
And sense Your presence in this place;
I feel Your arms in sweet embrace.
In prayer You lift me up!

(Modified Chorus)
O how I love Your lovely face!
I love Your presence in this place!
I love Your arms in sweet embrace!
In prayer You lift me up, O God.

(Ending)
Lift me up, O God...
Lift me up, O God...
Lift me up!

Copyright © 2002 Bob Reynolds and Elton Smith




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This song would be good with a few female voices
to back it up (in the background).
2010-10-23
you guys are really blessed,what talent.continue to use it for the glory of God
Goldie (goldein71)
2009-05-30
This song is so beautiful, the words are so conforting when you feel like you can't go on. I know I have a Loving God that will always lift me up. Thank you Bob and Elton for listing to your Heavenly Father as He gave you the words and music. I can't imagine how many people have been so blessed by this song. Thank you Father God !!
Sue
2009-05-28
This song has ministered to me in a time when life is a puzzle. The words have a timeless message: prayer brings us to the only One who can help us. The tune is lovely. God bless you.
Crystal
2009-01-07
Classical, wonderful, inspirational, God will continue to lift up the souls of listeners to this song.
The Singer God will elevate beyond human understanding according to his desire, faith and God original plan. I am lifted up.
FAGBE, Tubosun
Nigeria. (f_tubosun_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
2008-09-19
i love this song, it magnificent and santifies, be blessed
carol (carokamu_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
2008-04-12
I love this song - I want to sing it at our church !
Sandra
2007-11-16
What a beautiful song!!!
Scott Corliss (scorliss_AT_petsonfarmsinc_DOT_com)
2007-10-27
We use many of your songs in our worship services in church. Thanks for sharing them with us....they are a blessing. I really like this one "In Prayer You Lift Me Up, O God. I have given your site to many others....May God continue to use you in this way.
Gloria Community Profile Link Gloria (gornglo_AT_telus_DOT_net)
2007-10-18
Another great song from you. Beautiful. I feel blessed that I got to know you.
Blessings
Peter
Pure Heartbeat Music (peterday_AT_clear_DOT_net_DOT_nz)
2007-09-28
BEAUTIFUL!!!! (beaandshu_AT_msn_DOT_com)
2007-09-20
This is a wonderful song! Praise be to God! More power to the writers of this song. God bless!
Jean Marie
2007-09-09


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