Scripture Verse

Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer.@Acts 3:1

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915). Ap­peared in Wi­no­na Hymns, ed­it­ed by J. Wil­bur Chap­man & Ed­win O. Ex­cell (New York; Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri & San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion and Sab­bath School Work, 1906), num­ber 209.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (1837–1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Glory to God for the joy to meet
Here at the hour of prayer;
Welcome the bliss of communion sweet
Here at the hour of prayer!

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Nearer the gate to the soul’s bright home,
Nearer the vales where the faithful roam,
Nearer to God and the Lamb we come,
Here at the hour of prayer.

Far from the world we may turn away,
Here at the hour of prayer;
Gladly we rest from the toils of day
Here at the hour of prayer.

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Rich are the blessings that all may seek
Here at the hour of prayer;
Grace for the weary, the faint, the weak,
Here at the hour of prayer.

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Oh, what a holy and calm repose
Here at the hour of prayer!
Love in its fullness the heart o’erflows
Here at the hour of prayer.

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