Sweet Hour, Dear Place

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1 There is a place most dear to those
Who thither oft repair;
It is the blessed, hallowed spot,
Where Christians meet for prayer.
There is an hour so sweet, so blest,
To those who gladly share
The joys its precious moments yield,
It is the hour of prayer.

Sweet hour, dear place,
To those who mingle there;
That blessed, precious, hallowed spot,
Where Christians meet for prayer.

2 Their numbers may be few, indeed,
If only two of three,
They know their precious Lord to bless,
Has promised there to be.
They know they there shall find release
From ev'ry earthly care,
And sweetly too with god commune,
In that blest hour of prayer. [Refrain]

3 The faithful ones new courage gain,
And grace to do and bear;
With strength renewed and hope made bright,
They leave the place of prayer;
And precious lessons, too, are learned,
The Word is opened there;
With profit great the moments pass,
In song and praise and prayer. [Refrain]

4 O, may we all remember well
This blessed, helpful hour;
And know 'tis God's own time and place
To give His children power;
O, may we ne'er be absent found,
But always early there,
With joy to meet our blessed Lord,
In that sweet hour of prayer. [Refrain]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #20

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a place most dear to those
Title: Sweet Hour, Dear Place
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet hour, dear place
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing by the Way #d38


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #20

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