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An hour with Jesus

How precious an hour with my Savior

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [How precious an hour with my Saviour]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How precious an hour with my Saviour,
To tell him my burden and grief,
To sit at his feet in communion
To me is the sweetest relief.

Refrain:
The friendships of earth may be happy
And pleasant for each to recall,
But one precious hour with the Saviour
Is dearer, far dearer than all.

2 How precious an hour with my Saviour,
It drives the dark cloud from the skies,
Each moment I spend in his presence,
Is filled with the sweetest surprise. [Refrain]

3 How precious an hour with my Saviour,
To ask him for just what I need,
To tell him of sin and of weakness,
His grace and forgiveness to plead. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #19

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How precious an hour with my Savior
Title: An hour with Jesus
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: The friendships of earth may be happy

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #226Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #19TextAudioPage Scan
Revival Gems No. 1 #d14



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