A dread and solemn hour

A dread and solemn hour

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1 A dread and solemn hour
To us is drawing near;
When we before the throne of God
All present shall appear.

2 What answer shall we give,
When God Himself demands
The uses of such times as these,
In judgment at our hands?

3 And must we then confess
That all was spent in vain
The seasons that were once our own,
But cannot be again?

4 This will be dark indeed;
To regions of despair
Our own neglect will sink us down,
To mourn forever there.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10404

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First Line: A dread and solemn hour



Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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