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It is the hour of prayer

It is the hour of prayer

Author: Anonymous
Published in 10 hymnals

Full Text

1 It is the hour of prayer:
Draw near, and bend the knee,
And fill the calm and holy air
With voice of melody!
O'erwearied with the heat
And burden of the day,
Now let us rest our wandering feet,
And gather here to pray.

2 Oh, blessed is the hour
That lifts our hearts on high!
Like sunlight, when the tempests lower,
Prayer to the soul is nigh;
Though dark may be our lot,
Our eyes be dim with care,
These saddening thoughts shall trouble not
This holy hour of prayer.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #313

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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First Line: It is the hour of prayer
Author: Anonymous



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #506Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #120Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #359[259]Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #37Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #72Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #501Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #21Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #568Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #313TextPage Scan