Sweet Hour of Prayer
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    Sweet Hour of Prayer

    Peacefully

    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!

    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 ev’ry care

    And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

    I’ll cast on him my ev’ry care

    And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

    Text: Attr. to William W. Walford, 1772–1850, alt.

    Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816–1868, alt.

    Psalm 55:16–17, 22

    Philippians 4:6–7