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The Happy Hour Is Over (Lesson-Closing)

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1 The happy hour is over,
The lesson now is done;
While here we stand together,
Lord, bless us ev'ry one.

Dear Saviour, bless and keep us,
And lead us, day by day;
While absent from each other,
Be near to us, we pray.

2 Lord, help us to remember,
The precious lesson-truth;
And may we look to Jesus,
To guide us in our youth. [Chorus]

3 With joy and praise we gather,
Our loving Lord to seek;
Oh, may we follow Jesus—
Each day of all the week. [Chorus]

4 When Sabbath bells are ringing,
Oh, bring us here again,
To join in prayer and singing—
For Jesus' sake,—Amen. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #45

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The happy hour is over
Title: The Happy Hour Is Over (Lesson-Closing)
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Dear Saviour, bless and keep us