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Sweet hour of prayer

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer. W.W. Walford, 19th century, dates unknown; or William Walford (1772-1850).  This hymn was first published in The New York Observer, 13 September 1845, with the following note signed by Thomas Salmon:  During my residence at Coleshill, Warwickshire, England, I became acquainted with W.W. Walford, the blind preacher, a man of obscure birth and connections and no education, but of strong mind and most retentive memory. In the pulpit he never failed to select a lesson well adapted to his subject, giving chapter and verse with unerring precision and scarcely ever misplacing a word in his repetition of the Psalms, every part of the New Testament,...

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