‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’

This was a hymn my mother used to sing, or hum, as she did her housework. You heard it a lot around Grandma’s house, too: Sweet Hour of Prayer. I wish I knew who was singing it in this video.

I don’t know which moves me more–the beautiful singing, the beautiful lyrics of the hymn (by William Walford, 1845), or the beautiful places in the pictures. We used to have beautiful places around here: I am sure I didn’t dream them. But if I did, the waking-up is cruel.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’

  • Linda Sorci

    Autumn leaves, fields of lavender flowers, lanes with canopies made of trees, crystal clear streams – we still have some of these things where we live – and I thank Our Father for each of them. Our hummingbird feeder has daily visitors and what a treat when one of the many chipmunks perches on my hand to have a snack. A peek at heaven . . .


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I always set aside time to begin my day with prayer. When I was working full-time I would get up at 4:15 to have time to pray before work. I did it for 37 years. Now I am retired and get up at 6:00 every morning (sleeping in 🙂 ) and always begin my day with prayer. How else does a Christian get directions for the day from the Head? Thanks for posting this beautiful video!



    Love it (never heard of it before this)


    • leeduigon

      Your post on Jesus’ miracles is my top-viewed post today, with 26 views so far. Remember, I reblogged it back on May 22; and today a lot of people want to read it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • SLIMJIM

        Praise God Lee! I scheduled it on my twitter to be shared this morning and I also did something new by experimenting with posting it on an apologetic sub on Reddit just to see the response.


  • Erlene

    Thank you for the reminder of a well loved and often sung hymn, and
    a reminder of the church where I grew up.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: