516. 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 seest me waver,
With a look recall
Nor for fear or favor
Suffer me to fall.

2 With forbidden pleasures
Should this vain world charm
Or its tempting treasures
Spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance
Sad Gethsemane
Or, in darker semblance,
Cross-crowned Calvary.

3 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.

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

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial
Title: In the Hour of Trial
Author: James Montgomery (1884, alt.)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Name: ST. MARY MAGDALENE
Composer: John B. Dykes (1862)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.D.
Key: F Major



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