Hour of praise

How sweet the hour when man retires

Author: George C. Hugg
Tune: [How sweet the hour when man retires]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 How sweet the hour when man retires
To hold communion with his God,
To send to heav’n his warm desires,
And listen to the sacred word.

Sweet hour of praise!
Sweet hour of praise!
With tuneful voice we greet thee,
Sweet hour of praise!

2 It is the hour when God draws nigh,
Well pleas’d His people’s voice to hear,
To hush the penitential sigh,
And wipe away the falling tear. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #3

Author: George C. Hugg

Born: May 23, 1848, near Had­don­field, New Jer­sey. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1907, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Fern­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. e­His works in­clude: Walk in the Light, cir­ca 1862 The Crown­ing Tri­umph, with F. L. Arm­strong (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: F. A. North & Com­pa­ny, 1879) Sunlight in Sac­red Song (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Will­iam H. Bon­er & Co., 1892) Light in the Val­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1898) Fairer Than Day (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1903)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the hour when man retires
Title: Hour of praise
Author: George C. Hugg
Refrain First Line: Sweet hour of prayer


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