~Sweet Hour Of Prayer
day, according to Pastor Salmon, Mr. Walford recited several poems which
he had composed. He could not get anyone to write them down, so Mr.
Salmon did so.
poem was the four-stanza rhyme which is now known as “Sweet Hour of
Hour of Prayer
(1) Sweet hour of prayer, sweet 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.
(2) Sweet hour of pray, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless:
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His word, and trust His grace,
I'll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
I thy consolation share,
from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
view my home and take my flight.
robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise,
seize the everlasting prize;
shout, while passing thro’ the air,
farewell, sweet hour of prayer.”