Advent Hymnals

460. SWEETLY THE HOLY HYMN

Christ in Song,

1.
Sweetly the holy hymn
Breaks on the morning air;
Before the world with smoke is dim,
We meet to offer prayer.

2.
While flow'rs are wet with dews,
Dew of our souls, descend;
Ere yet the sun the day renews,
O Lord, Thy Spirit send.

3.
Upon the battlefield,
Before the fight begins,
We seek, O Lord, Thy shelt'ring shield,
To guard us from our sins.

4.
On the lone mountain side,
Before the morning's light,
The Man of sorrows wept and cried,
And rose refreshed with might.

5.
Oh, hear us then, for we
Are very weak and frail,
We make the Saviour's name our plea,
And surely must prevail.

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Title Sweetly the Holy Hymn
Key G Major
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First Line Sweetly the holy hymn
Author Rev. C. H. Spurgeon
Year 1908
Composer Joseph E. Sweetser
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Tune GREENWOOD
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Hymns for Worship: Morning Hymns
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