Secret prayer

There is an hour of calm relief

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [There is an hour of calm relief]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is an hour of calm relief
From every throbbing care,
‘Tis when, before a throne of grace,
I kneel in secret prayer.

Refrain:
O that voice to me so dear,
Breathing soft on my ear!
Weary child, look up and see;
‘Tis thy Saviour speaks to thee.

2 When one by one, like threads of gold,
The hues of twilight fall,
O sweet communion with my God,
My Saviour and my all! [Refrain]

3 I hear seraphic tones that float
Amid celestial air,
And bathe my soul in streams of joy,
Alone in secret prayer. [Refrain]

4 O when the hour of death shall come,
How sweet from thence to rise,
With pray’r on earth my latest breath,
My watchword to the skies. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #21

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is an hour of calm relief
Title: Secret prayer
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O that voice to me so dear
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Anthems from the Throne #134

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Gems of Song #62

Highest Praise #d162

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Joyful Lays #21

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d267

Royal Diadem #d132

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Songs of the Kingdom #201

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Songs of Victory #135

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Winnowed Hymns #21

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