Bendita a Hora de Oração

Translator: Theodoro Rodrigues Teixeira

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Author (attributed to): W. W. Walford

William W. Walford, a blind preacher of England, is the author of the hymn beginning "Sweet hour of prayer." This hymn first appeared in print in the New York Observer September 13, 1845. The contributor who furnished the hymn says: "During my residence at Coleshill, Warwickshire, England, I became acquainted with W. W. Walford, the blind preacher, a man of obscure birth and connections and no education, but of strong mind and most retentive memory. In the pulpit he never failed to select a lesson well adapted to his subject, giving chapter and verse with unerring precision, and scarcely ever misplacing a word in his repetition of the Psalms, every part of the New Testament, the prophecies, and some of the histories, so as to have the r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bendita a hora de oração
Title: Bendita a Hora de Oração
English Title: Sweet Hour of Prayer
Translator: Theodoro Rodrigues Teixeira
Author (attributed to): W. W. Walford (1845)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.



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