Glory to God for the joy to meetHere at the hour of prayer;Welcome the bliss of communion sweetHere at the hour of prayer!
Nearer the gate to the soul’s bright home,Nearer the vales where the faithful roam,Nearer to God and the Lamb we come,Here at the hour of prayer.
Far from the world we may turn away,Here at the hour of prayer;Gladly we rest from the toils of dayHere at the hour of prayer.
Rich are the blessings that all may seekHere at the hour of prayer;Grace for the weary, the faint, the weak,Here at the hour of prayer.
Oh, what a holy and calm reposeHere at the hour of prayer!Love in its fullness the heart o’erflowsHere at the hour of prayer.
Sweet hour of holy, thoughtful prayer,Thy peace and calm may we improve,And in God’s healing service shareThe truths revealed by His dear love.
Lord, may Thy truth upon the heartNow fall and dwell as heavenly dew,And flowers of grace in freshness startWhere once the weeds of error grew.
May prayer now lift her sacred wings,Contented with that aim aloneWhich bears her to the King of kings,And rests her at His sheltering throne.