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'Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer

'Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when our hearts lowly bend

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: ['Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when our hearts lowly bend] (Doane)
Published in 206 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 ’Tis the blessèd hour of prayer, when our hearts lowly bend,
And we gather to Jesus, our Saviour and Friend;
If we come to Him in faith, His protection to share,
What a balm for the weary! O how sweet to be there!

Refrain:
Blessèd hour of prayer,
Blessèd hour of prayer;
What a balm for the weary!
O how sweet to be there!

2 ’Tis the blessèd hour of prayer, when the Savior draws near,
With a tender compassion His children to hear;
When He tells us we may cast at His feet every care,
What a balm for the weary, O how sweet to be there! (Refrain)

3 ’Tis the blessèd hour of prayer, when the tempted and tried
To the Savior Who loves them their sorrow confide;
With a sympathizing heart He removes every care;
What a balm for the weary! O how sweet to be there! (Refrain)

4 At the blessèd hour of prayer, trusting Him we believe
That the blessing we’re needing we’ll surely receive;
In the fullness of this trust we shall lose every care;
What a balm for the weary! O how sweet to be there! (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #399

Author: Fanny 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: 'Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when our hearts lowly bend
Title: 'Tis the Blessed Hour of Prayer
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: 13.12.13.13 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed hour of prayer
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6772
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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Blessed Assurance #4

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #225

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #560

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Hymns of Faith #93

Hymns of the Saints #83

Melodies of Love #186

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Sacred Selections for the Church #24

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #501

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Small Church Music #2710

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #358

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The Cyber Hymnal #6772

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Worship and Service Hymnal #399

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