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Updated October 11, 2017

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

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About "Sweet Hour of Prayer"

Gently flowing, rubato and with some surprising dissonance, "Sweet Hour of Prayer" is an A CAPPELLA arrangement for SAATB. (There is an alto divisi, and the bass section leads with the melody.)

For SAATB choir A CAPPELLA (rehearsal piano included)

Performed by:
Fauntleroy Chancel Choir


by W. W. Walford and W. B. Bradbury
Additional lyrics by Bronwyn Edwards

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Savior's throne,
Make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,
My sould has often found relief.
And oft escaped the tempter's snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear,
To Him whose love and faithfulness
Engage the wanting soul to bless.

And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His word and trust his grace,
I'll cast on Him my ev'ry care
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share.
Until my time on earth draws nigh,
My spirit poised to take its flight.

This earthly place no longer mine,
My soul its heav'nly place to find,
And freed of all my trials to bear,
Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer.

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Partial download: "Sweet Hour of Prayer" (cover + 5 pages)
in PDF format

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