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Sweet Hour of Prayer

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 496
Text: William Walford, 1772-1850
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868
Tune: SWEET HOUR, Meter: LMD

1.	Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
	that calls me from a world of care, 
	and bids me at my Father's throne 
	make all my wants and wishes known. 
	In seasons of distress and grief, 
	my soul has often found relief, 
	and oft escaped the tempter's snare 
	by thy return, sweet hour of prayer! 

2.	Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
	the joys I feel, the bliss I share 
	of those whose anxious spirits burn 
	with strong desires for thy return! 
	With such I hasten to the place 
	where God my Savior shows his face, 
	and gladly take my station there, 
	and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer! 

3.	Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
	thy wings shall my petition bear 
	to him whose truth and faithfulness 
	engage the waiting soul to bless. 
	And since he bids me seek his face, 
	believe his word, and trust his grace, 
	I'll cast on him my every care, 
	and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer! 

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