Scripture Verse

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


Robert A. Schumann (1810–1856)

Words: Ca­rol­ine H. Gil­man (1794–1888), alt.

Music: Can­on­bury, adapt­ed from Nacht­stück, Op­us 23, No. 4, by Ro­bert A. Schu­mann, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

Caroline H. Gilman (1794–1888)


Sweet hour of ho­ly, thought­ful pray­er,
Thy peace and calm may we im­prove,
And in God’s heal­ing ser­vice share
The truths re­vealed by His dear love.

Lord, may Thy truth up­on the heart
Now fall and dwell as hea­ven­ly dew,
And flow­ers of grace in fresh­ness start
Where once the weeds of er­ror grew.

May pray­er now lift her sac­red wings,
Contented with that aim alone
Which bears her to the King of kings,
And rests her at His shel­te­ring throne.