Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.@Psalm 143:1
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in The King’s Praises No. 3, edited by Henry L. Gilmour, George W. Sanville, William J. Kirkpatrick & Melvin J. Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Praise Publishing Company, 1912), number 70.

Minsk William T. Meyer, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O the bliss of one sweet hour
When the heart forgets its care,
And the gently falling shower
Brings the joy of answered prayer;
O the happy, happy tears
Bursting forth like gems of light,
While the Father’s smile appears
As they sparkle warm and bright.

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O the bliss of one sweet hour
When the heart forgets its care,
And the gently falling shower
Brings the joy of answered prayer.

When our songs of rapture swell,
And our souls in Christ are one,
When we meet His love to tell,
O ’tis Heaven on earth begun;
And we sigh and long to stay
With the friends we hold so dear,
But the moments glide away—
And our call they will not hear.

Refrain

There’ll be more of rapture still
Than the heart has ever known
When we climb the towering hill
Leading upward to the throne;
Then beyond this fleeting shore,
And the stormy billows’ foam,
With the millions gone before
We shall meet and rest at home.

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