My God, is any hour so sweetAuthor: Charlotte Elliott (1834)
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1. My God, is any hour so sweet,
From blush of morn to evening star,
As that which calls me to Thy feet,
The hour of prayer?
2. Blest is that tranquil hour of morn,
And blest the solemn hour of eve,
When, on the wings of prayer upborne,
The world I leave.
3. Then is my strength by Thee renewed;
Then are my sins by Thee forgiven;
Then dost Thou cheer my solitude
With hopes of heaven.
4. No words can tell what sweet relief
There for my every want I find,
What strength for warfare, balm for grief,
What peace of mind!
5. Hushed is each doubt, gone every fear,
My spirit seems in heaven to stay,
And e'en the penitential tear
Is wiped away.
6. Lord, till I reach yon blissful shore,
No privilege so dear shall be
As thus my inmost soul to pour
In prayer to Thee.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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|Author:||Charlotte Elliott (1834)|
My God, is any hour so sweet. Charlotte Elliott. [The Hour of Prayer.] Published in her Hours of Sorrow, &c, 1836, p. 45, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Hour of Prayer"; again in her brother's Psalms & Hymns, 2nd thousand, 1837, in 6 stanzas, and again in her Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week, 1839. The text in each of these works is different from that in the rest. The text in the Hymnal Companion, 1876, which is generally received as the original, differs slightly from each of the above. The 1836 text is in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 219, with “There for," changed to "Here for," in stanza v. 1. 2. In Kennedy, 1863, and in Thring's Collection, 1882, it is altered to "Sweet is the morning light to me." The use of this hymn in one or the other of these two forms is extensive.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
My God, is any hour so sweet, p. 780, i. In Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, No. 264.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #3688||Almsgiving||My God, is any hour so sweet||ALMSGIVING||Charlotte Elliott||126.96.36.199|
|Small Church Music #6738||Southport||My God, is any hour so sweet||SOUTHPORT||Charlotte Elliott||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4225||My God, Is Any Hour So Sweet||My God, is any hour so sweet||ALMSGIVING (Dykes)||Charlotte Elliott||88.84||<cite>Hours of Sorrow</cite>, 1836|