Words and music: William W.Walford (1772-1850) and William B.Bradbury (1816-1868)
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
Sweet Hour of Prayer

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


Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
The joys I feel, this 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 saviour shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for Thee, sweet hour of prayer!


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,
Iíll cast on Him my every care
And wait for Thee, sweet hour of prayer!


Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share
ĎTil from Mount Pisgahís lofty height
I view my home, and take my flight:
This robe of flesh Iíll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize
And shout while passing through the air,
Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!


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