Composer:  William Walford     -as sung by George Beverly Shea
         SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
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!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!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!Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
“Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

 

 

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PRAYER:  Thank you, Lord, for turning my mourning into dancing, for strengthening me through my times of tribulation, for loving me through life’s raging storms.  You are truly an amazing God, with amazing power to help us endure and to bring us the victory in your glorious name.  

 

Psalm  116: 7     Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.                                                                                    

Psalm 116: 16 Oh, Lord, truly, I am Your servant. Psalm 116: verses 1 and 2   I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.  Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

Psalm 104: 34   May my meditation be sweet in Him:  I will be glad in the Lord

Isaiah 49: 16  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

Jeremiah 31: 3

The Lord said:   I have loved thee with an everlasting

 love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee. 

Isaih 40: 31  They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;   they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be afraid.

©   2/2015 Carol Castagna