Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words by the Rev. W. W. Walford Music by Wm. B. Bradbury

"Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care.

This most useful hymn was set to music by William Batchelder Bradbury. He was born in October 6, 1816, and died in New Jersey, January 7, 1868. He published a large number of Sunday-school hymnbooks, which had a very large circulation in the United States.

When quite a young man, I attended a musical convention conducted by Mr. Bradbury in the State of Ohio, and there received my first impressions as to the power of sacred song.