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John Hyde was known as “Praying Hyde”. He earned this moniker because of the countless hours he spent on his knees pleading for the souls of those he was called to reach in India. Prayer was the power of his ministry. Thousands came to faith in Jesus Christ in direct response to his prayers. But John Hyde noticed an impediment to the results of his prayer. “Hyde often said that when he was slack in singing and in rejoicing audibly before the people he noticed that his converts were few. To alter the situation he began to sing joyously and openly in his meetings, and to lift a pean of praise before the people. This turn in affairs usually produced the desired effects and souls were won.” (Praying Hyde, pg. 116, by Basil Miller, Zondervan, 1943)

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