Bethune, George Washington, D.D. A very eminent divine of the Reformed Dutch body, born in New York, 1805, graduated at Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Phila., 1822, and studied theology at Princeton. In 1827 he was appointed Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Rinebeck, New York. In 1830 passed to Utica, in 1834 to Philadelphia, and in 1850 to the Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1861 he visited Florence, Italy, for his health, and died in that city, almost suddenly after preaching, April 27, 1862. His Life and Letters were edited by A. R. Van Nest, 1867. He was offered the Chancellorship of New York University, and the Provostship of the University of Pennsylvania, both of which he declined. His works include The Fruits of the Spirit, 1839; Ser… Go to person page >
O for the happy hour.Whitsuntide. "A Prayer for the Spirit," contributed to the Parish Hymns, Philadelphia, 1843, and republished in the Lays, &c, 1847, p. 158, in 6 stanzas of 4 1ines. It is found in many modern collections.
-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: DeclensionFirst Line: O for the happy hour when GodAuthor: BethuneScripture: Lamentations 1:4Date: 1875Subject: Church | Missions and Progress of; Church | Revival of; Missions | ; Revival |
Display Title: Oh, for the happy hourFirst Line: Oh, for the happy hourScripture: Lamentations 1:4Date: 1868Subject: The Church | Progress and Missions; Church | Afflicted; Church | Revival of; Revival |
Display Title: Oh, for the happy hourFirst Line: Oh, for the happy hourMeter: S. M.Scripture: Lamentations 1:4Date: 1868Subject: The Church | Progress and Missions; Church | Afflicted; Church | Revival of; Revival |