It is the hour of prayer

Representative 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 >

Text Information

First Line: It is the hour of prayer
Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



[I want a heart to pray]

DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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Church Harmonies #37

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #72

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #501

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a501

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Hymns of the Spirit #21

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Radio Beams #123

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The Brethren Hymnal #485

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The Christian Hymn Book #568

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The Voice of Praise #313

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