Welcome, hour of solemn meeting

Representative Text

1 Welcome hour of solemn meeting,
Welcome hour of praise and prayer,
Far from earthly scenes retreating,
In your blessings we would share.

2 Be thou near us, blessed Savior,
Still at morn and eve the same;
Give us faith that cannot waver;
Kindle in us heaven's own flame.

3 When the fervent heart is glowing,
Holy spirit, her that prayer;
When the song of praise is flowing,
Let that song thine impress bear,

Source: The Hymnal #44

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First Line: Welcome, hour of solemn meeting
Copyright: Public Domain



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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