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Sweet Hour of Prayer

February 16th, 2013

Sweet Hour of Prayer Incipit

Full sheet / Half sheet

This is a new tune to a familiar text. I actually wrote this my sophomore year of college and forgot about it until recently. You never know what you’ll find when you start rummaging through boxes and binders of old stuff. Anyways, I figured it’s time to dust it off and release it for others to use.

Sweet hour of pray’r, sweet hour of pray’r,
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 tempt er’s snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of pray’r.

Sweet hour of pray’r, sweet hour of pray’r,
The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place
Where God my Savior shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of pray’r.

Sweet hour of pray’r, sweet hour of pray’r,
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 ev’ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of pray’r.

Sweet hour of pray’r, sweet hour of pray’r,
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home, and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I’ll drop, and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of pray’r.


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