“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God. ” 
– Philippians 4:6

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 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:
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 prayer!”

 

Words:  William Walford (1772-1850)
Music: William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek