Hour of praise

How sweet the hour when man retires

Author: George C. Hugg
Tune: [How sweet the hour when man retires]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet the hour when man retires
To hold communion with his God,
To send to heav’n his warm desires,
And listen to the sacred word.

Sweet hour of praise!
Sweet hour of praise!
With tuneful voice we greet thee,
Sweet hour of praise!

2 It is the hour when God draws nigh,
Well pleas’d His people’s voice to hear,
To hush the penitential sigh,
And wipe away the falling tear. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #3

Author: George C. Hugg

George Crawford Hugg USA 1848-1907. Born near Haddonfield, NJ, he became choirmaster at the Berlin, NJ, Presbyterian Church at age 12. At age 14 he published his first song, “Walk in the light”, which became very popular. He married Anne E Ketchum, and they had a daughter, Evangeline. He served as choirmaster of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and also the Broad Street and Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Churches there. He was also closely associated with the Harper Memorial Presbyterian Church there. He was a prolific composer with over 2000 works, publishing 18 books of revival and Sunday school music, and 90 songs for special occasions (Christmas, Easter, etc.). He died in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet the hour when man retires
Title: Hour of praise
Author: George C. Hugg
Refrain First Line: Sweet hour of prayer
Copyright: Public Domain



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