Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! that calls me from a world of care, and bids me at Creator's throne make all my wants and wishes know. 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!
Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! 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 God's face, and gladly take my station there, and wait for thee, sweet hour or prayer!
Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! thy wings shall my petition bear to God whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless. And since God bids me seek God's face, believe God's word, and trust God's grace, I'll cast on God my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer. -- Words by William Walford, 1845, Music by William Bradbury, 1861
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