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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 in Plano Texas. He brought this poem seeking music. I added the music. Be sure and hear the vocal recording by Peter Gringhuis. - Elton, August 24, 2002

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(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.

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.

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.

Lift me up, O God...
Lift me up, O God...
Lift me up!

Copyright © 2002 Bob Reynolds and Elton Smith

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Thank You I needed that
This song would be good with a few female voices
to back it up (in the background).
you guys are really blessed,what talent.continue to use it for the glory of God
Goldie (goldein71)
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 !!
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.
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)
i love this song, it magnificent and santifies, be blessed
carol (carokamu_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I love this song - I want to sing it at our church !
What a beautiful song!!!
Scott Corliss (scorliss_AT_petsonfarmsinc_DOT_com)
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)
Another great song from you. Beautiful. I feel blessed that I got to know you.
Pure Heartbeat Music (peterday_AT_clear_DOT_net_DOT_nz)
BEAUTIFUL!!!! (beaandshu_AT_msn_DOT_com)
This is a wonderful song! Praise be to God! More power to the writers of this song. God bless!
Jean Marie

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