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.

Refrain:
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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