Come to the place of prayer, The day is past and gone

Come to the place of prayer, The day is past and gone

Author: Robert Turnbull
Tune: [Come to the place of prayer]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. Come to the place of prayer,
the day is past and gone,
And on the silent air,
the voice of praise is borne:
Sweet is the hour of rest,
pleasant the heart’s low sigh,
The glow within our breast,
and the hope beyond the sky.

2. Yes, tuneful is the sound
of Christians as they sing;
Welcome the glory round,
shed from the Spirit’s wing;
But bliss more sweet and still
than aught on earth e’er gave,
Our yearning souls shall fill
in the world beyond the grave.

3. Earth with her dreams shall fade,
our bodies turn to dust;
Our souls shall soar and sing
in mansions of the just;
We lift our trusting eyes
from hills our fathers trod,
To quiet in the skies,
to the Sabbath of our God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1044

Author: Robert Turnbull

Turnbull, Robert, D.D., was born at Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, Sept. 10, 1809, and educated at the University of Glasgow. After officiating for a time in England and Scotland as a Baptist minister, in 1833 he removed to America, where lie ministered in several places until 1845, when he became pastor of the First Baptist Church, Hartford. He died at Hartford, Nov. 20, 1877. He published Olympia Morata, 1842, and several other works. His hymn on Heaven,‚ÄĚThere is a place of waveless rest," appeared in Cutting's Hymns for the Vestry and Fireside, 1841. In the Baptist Psalmist, 1843, it was altered to "There is a place of sacred rest," the form in which it is known to modern collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Ap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come to the place of prayer, The day is past and gone
Author: Robert Turnbull
Refrain First Line: Come to the place of prayer
Copyright: Public Domain



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