524. In the hour of trial

1 In the hour of trial,
Jesus, plead for me;
Lest by base denial,
I depart from Thee;
When Thou see'st me waver,
With a look recall,
Nor for fear or favor
Suffer me to fall.

2 Should Thy mercy send me
Sorrow, toil, and woe;
Or should pain attend me
On my path below;
Grant that I may never
Fail Thy hand to see;
Grant that I may ever
Cast my care on Thee.

3 When my last hour cometh,
Fraught with strife and pain,
When my dust returneth
To the dust again;
On Thy truth relying
Through that mortal strife,
Jesus, take me, dying,
To eternal life.


Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial
Author: James Montgomery (1834)
Meter: 6s, 5s D.
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Care; Consolation; Temptation (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Spencer Lane
Meter: 6s, 5s D.

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