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O Welcome Hour of Prayer!

O welcome hour of prayer

Author: John Henry Yates
Tune: [O welcome, hour of prayer]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O welcome hour of prayer!
So full of peace and rest!
Here we may cast our ev’ry care
Upon the Saviour’s breast;
We leave the world without,
To sit at Jesus’ feet;
His love can banish every doubt,
And make our joys complete.

2 We see each other’s face,
And take each other’s hand;
We sing our hymns of saving grace,
And of the Better Land;
And while we feast with Him
Who is the Truth, the Light,
May we again our lamps retrim,
To shine forth in the night.

3 Thrice welcome, precious hour,
Of faith, and hope, and love!
When we may feel the Spirit’s pow’r
Descending from above;
He dries the falling tears.
That will, unbidden, start;
He scatters all our anxious fears,
And fills each waiting heart.

4 O Thou that hearest prayer!
How sad this life would be—
How hard each heavy cross to bear,
Could we not come to Thee;
When faith seems lost in fear,
And hopes are dimm’d by care,
In Thee we find refreshing cheer,
Thou blessed hour of prayer!

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #39

Author: John Henry Yates

Rev. John H. Yates, was born in Batavia, N. Y., November 31, 1837. He was educated at the Batavia Union School, but at the age of eighteen was forced to engage in business as a clerk to help maintain his aged parents. For several years he was with his brother, Thomas Yates, in the shoe business; afterwards, for seven years, salesman in G. B. Worthington's hardware store. In 1871 he took charge of the fancy goods department in E. L. & G. D. Kenyon's double store and remained there fifteen years. In 1886 he was called to be local editor of the Progressive Batavian, and filled the position nearly ten years. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Yates was licensed to preach in the Methodist church, but was not ordained until 1897. For nearly seven y… Go to person page >

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First Line: O welcome hour of prayer
Title: O Welcome Hour of Prayer!
Author: John Henry Yates
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Young People's Songs of Praise #39

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