The Hour of Prayer

Glory to God for the joy to meet

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Glory to God for the joy to meet]
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Glory to God for the joy to meet,
Here at the hour of prayer;
Welcome the bliss of communion sweet,
Here at the hour of prayer.

Nearer the gate to the souls bright home,
Nearer the vales where the faithful roam,
Nearer to God and the Lamb we come,
Here at the hour of prayer.

2 Far from the world we may turn away,
Here at the hour of prayer;
Gladly we rest from the toils of day,
Here at the hour of prayer. [Chorus]

3 Rich are the blessings that all may seek,
Here at the hour of prayer;
Grace for the weary, the faint, the weak,
Here at the hour of prayer. [Chorus]

4 O what a holy and clam repose,
Here at the hour of prayer;
Love in its fullness the heart o'erflows,
Here at the hour of prayer. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #20

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Glory to God for the joy to meet
Title: The Hour of Prayer
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Nearer the gate to the soul's bright home
Copyright: Public Domain



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Inspiring Hymns #8

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Messenger of Song #d41

Ministry in Song #d34

Songs of hope #d63

Songs of Redemption #d24

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d58


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The Evangel #d32

The Harmonic Chimes for Revivals, Praise Meetings, Church Worship ... #d33

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The New Make Christ King #27

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The New Praiseworthy #20

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The Very Best #28

Treasured Hymns #d40

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Winona Hymns #209

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