Scripture Verse

Could ye not watch with Me one hour? Matthew 26:40

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1918)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1877.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1918)

Lyrics

One blessèd hour with Jesus our Lord,
One blessèd hour to feast on His Word;
One blessèd hour with Jesus apart,
One blessèd hour to calm the troubled heart.

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One sweet hour of holy, calm delight,
One sweet hour of tender, melting love;
One sweet hour, O precious Savior,
One sweet hour with Thee.

One blessèd hour with Jesus to plead,
One blessèd hour to tell Him our need;
One blessèd hour refreshing and sweet,
One blessèd hour to sit at Jesus’ feet.

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One blessèd hour from labor to rest,
One blessèd hour to lean on His breast;
Loving and loved, His favor to share,
One blessèd hour of soul reviving prayer.

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One blessèd hour with Jesus our king,
One blessèd hour to speak and to sing;
One blessèd hour with Jesus, how dear!
Surely ’tis Heav’n, and Heav’n itself is here.

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