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By: Connie Weaver | November 3

“And since He bids me seek His face, believe His Word and trust His grace, I’ll cast on Him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!” Maybe you will recognize these lines from the well-known traditional hymn, “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” by William Walford. It’s not in our Presbyterian hymnal, nor is it often sung in congregations today that are seeking to incorporate more contemporary hymns into their worship services. But these mid-19th century lyrics set to music by the composer William Bradbury were sung often in the church that raised me. Like ...more