11925. Why Should I Fear The Darkest Hour

1 Why should I fear the darkest hour,
Or tremble at the tempter’s power?
Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower.

2 When creature comforts fade and die,
Worldlings may weep, but why should I?
Jesus still lives, and still is nigh.

3 Though all the flocks and herds were dead,
My soul a famine need not dread,
For Jesus is my living bread.

4 I know not what may soon betide,
Or how my wants shall be supplied;
But Jesus knows, and will provide.

5 Though sin would fill me with distress,
The throne of grace I dare address,
For Jesus is my righteousness.

6 Though faint my prayers, and cold my love,
My steadfast hope shall not remove,
While Jesus intercedes above.

7 Against me earth and hell combine;
But on my side is power divine;
Jesus is all, and He is mine.

Text Information
First Line: Why should I fear the darkest hour
Title: Why Should I Fear The Darkest Hour
Alterer: John Newton
Meter: 888
Language: English
Source: Gospel Magazine, June 1771
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The original wash headed with "In uno Jesu omnia" and signed "Omicron;" Alternate tunes: EXETER by William Jackson; MONKWEARMOUTH by Charles H. Steggall; OLEAN from "The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book" (Mason Brothers, 1859)
Tune Information
Composer: Francis Richard Grey, 1813-1890
Meter: 888
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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