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My God, is any hour so sweet

My God, is any hour so sweet. Charlotte Elliott* (1789-1871). First published in Elliott’s Hours of Sorrow Cheered and Comforted (1836), where it was entitled ‘The Hour of Prayer’. According to JJ, p. 780, the text changed slightly in subsequent publications: in her brother Henry Venn Elliott’s Psalms and Hymns for Public, Private and Social Worship (1837 edition), and her own Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week (1839). It continued to be printed in many books: JJ described its use as ‘extensive’, although it was not included in any edition of A&M or in Church Hymns (1871, Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874), and so is less well known than ‘My God and Father, while I stray’*. The 1836 text...

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