Sweet Hour of Prayer
Hymn Music for Piano

Sweet Hour of Prayer is a pretty hymn with an easily-remembered melody.  I loved it when I was a little girl, and it was very old even then!

Look on this page for 3 piano arrangements & 1 guitar sheet:

  • Late elementary/early intermediate solid chords in left hand
  • The same melody, but with broken chords in the left hand
  • A beginner shared-hands melody arrangement, with chord symbols for a duet partner

Near the bottom of the page, you will find the guitar tabs version.

A quiet arrangement

Sweet Hour of Prayer hymn

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Hymn music Sweet Hour of Prayer

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Chord inversions, and finger replacement

Both the arrangement above and the one below have non-root chords (inversions) and a melody that requires some careful fingering, but the two versions sound very different.

The first arrangement has a restful, peaceful sound; the one below is perhaps prettier, with more motion.

Hymn song with chords
Piano hymn Sweet Hour of Prayer

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Four verses of lyrics

Most of the hymnals in which I've seen Sweet Hour of Prayer only include three verses, omitting the fourth verse "I'll shout while passing through the air, 'Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!'  I like them all so I have included that last one.

For early beginners

Middle C hymn
Beginner piano Sweet Hour of Prayer

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Turn this early reader version into a duet, by using the chord symbols posted above the melody.

A version for guitar

Guitar tabs Sweet Hour of Prayer
Hymn for guitar with tabs & chords

The links to the piano arrangements:

Download Sweet Hour of Prayer hymn easy piano

Download the easy version with broken chords in left hand

Download the easy Middle C arrangement of the hymn

The link for the guitar music

Download Sweet Hour of Prayer music for guitar

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.