Advent Hymnals

040. SWEETLY THE HOLY HYMN

Church Hymnal 1941,


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

2.
While flowers 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 sheltering shield, 
To guard us from our sins. 

4.
On the lone mountainside, 
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
Titles undefined
First Line Sweetly the holy hymn
Author C. H. Spurgeon
Year 1941
Composer Joseph E. Sweetser
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Tune GREENWOOD
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Worship: Morning Hymns
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