514. Blest Hour, When Mortal Man Retires

1. Blest hour, when mortal man retires
To hold communion with his God;
To send to Heaven his warm desires,
And listen to the sacred word.

2. Blest hour, when God Himself draws nigh,
Well pleased His people’s voice to hear;
To hush the penitential sigh,
And wipe away the mourner’s tear.

3. Blest hour, for, when the Lord resorts,
Foretastes of future bliss are given;
And mortals find His earthly courts
The house of God, the gate of Heaven.

4. Hail, peaceful hour! supremely blest
Amid the hours of worldly care;
The hour that yields the spirit rest,
That sacred hour, the hour of prayer.

5. And when my hours of prayer are past,
And this frail tenement decays,
Then may I spend in Heaven at last
A never-ending hour of praise.

Text Information
First Line: Blest hour, when mortal man retires
Title: Blest Hour, When Mortal Man Retires
Author: Thomas Raffles (1823)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MALVERN
Composer: Lowell Mason (1847)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33333 32345 56653
Key: D Major
Source: The Psaltery, Mason & Webb, 1847
Copyright: Public Domain



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