Advent Hymnals

316. SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: C

1.
Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
That calls me from a world of care, 
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known. 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
My soul has often found relief, 
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer! 

2.
Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
Thy wings shall my petition bear 
To Him whose truth and faithfulness 
Engage the waiting soul to bless. 
And since He bids me seek His face, 
Believe His word, and trust His grace, 
I'll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer! 

3.
Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
May I thy consolation share
Till from Mount Pisgah's lofty height
I view my home and take my flight.
In my immortal flesh I'll rise
To seize the everlasting prize.
And shout while passing through the air,
Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer! 

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Title Sweet Hour of Prayer
Key D Major
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First Line Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
Author William W. Walford
Year 1941
Composer William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)
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Tune SWEET HOUR
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Chorus
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Subjects The Christian Life: Meditation and Prayer
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