1 When in the hour of deepest need
We know not where to look for aid;
When days and nights of anxious thought
No help or counsel yet have brought,
2 Then is our comfort this alone
That we may meet before Your throne
To You, O faithful God, we cry
For rescue from our misery.
3 For You have promised, Lord, to heed
Your children's cries in time of need
Through Him whose name alone is great,
Our Savior and our Advocate.
4 And so we come, O God, today
And all our woes before You lay;
For sorely tried, cast down, we stand,
Perplexed by fears on ev'ry hand.
5 O from our sins, Lord, turn Your face;
Absolve us through Your boundless grace.
Be with us in our anguish still;
Free us at last from ev'ry ill.
6 So we with all our hearts each day
To You our glad thanksgiving pay,
Then walk obedient to Your Word
And now and ever praise You, Lord.
|First Line:||When in the hour of deepest need|
|Title:||When in the Hour of Deepest Need|
|Author:||Paul Eber, 1511-69|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Topic:||Confession and Absolution|
|Name:||WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN|
|Composer:||Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510-c. 1561|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|
|Music for a Celebration, Set 4|