[Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer] (Bradbury)

Composer: William B. Bradbury

The churchgoing people of today are generally familiar with the name Wm. B. Bradbury. Many have cherished that name from childhood. Most of us began our musical experiences by singing his songs, and as early experiences are the most lasting, we will carry these melodies, with their happy associations, through life. Mr. Bradbury, in his day, created a style of juvenile music, especially Sunday-school music, that swept the country. He set the pattern for his successors in Sunday-school song-making, and those who have harped on the key-note that he struck have been most successful. True, we have improved some in the way of hymns, and a smoother voicing of the parts, but there are still many Sunday-school song writers who regard Mr. Bradbur… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William B. Bradbury (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 13455 67U1D 6533( 2)123
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
that calls me from a world of care,
and bids me at my Father's throne
make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
my soul has often found relief,
and oft escaped the tempter's snare
by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

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Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #445
Text: Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Full Score (PDF)
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #401
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #418
Text: Before the Throne of God Above
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #3376
Text: Jesus, My All, to Heaven Is Gone
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The Cyber Hymnal #4835
Text: O God, Be Merciful to Me (1)
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The Cyber Hymnal #6049
Text: Sweet Hour of Prayer
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The Cyber Hymnal #10891
Text: Though Sorrows Rise And Dangers Roll
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11224
Text: Jesus, Out Of Our Hearts Remove
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #4950
Text: Изпитай нашите сърца (Test our hearts)
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Small Church Music #7087
Text: Ry Jeso Tompo tsara o! (Lord and Kind Jesu, I can't reply)
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The United Methodist Hymnal #496
Text: Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #478
Text: Sweet Hour of Prayer

Instances

Instances (1 - 46 of 46)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #442TextFlexScorePage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #190
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #445TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #429TextFlexScorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #412TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #570TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #401ScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #376
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #378
Hymnal: A Worship Book #11
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #413
Hymns of Faith #92TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #87
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #517
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #178Text
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #414
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #403
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #503
Rejoice Hymns #516
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #552
Sing Joyfully #166TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #117Audio
Small Church Music #4950Audio
Small Church Music #7087Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #301
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #640TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #389
The Cyber Hymnal #418TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3376TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4835TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6049TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9315Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10891TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11224TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #433Text
The New Century Hymnal #505TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #333
The United Methodist Hymnal #496TextFlexScoreAudio
The Worshiping Church #623TextFlexScorePage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #242TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #151Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #634TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #187TextAudio
Worship and Rejoice #478TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #427Text
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #330
Include 149 pre-1979 instances



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