247. 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 favour
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 If with sore affliction
thou in love chastise,
pour thy benediction
on the sacrifice;
then, upon the altar,
freely offered up,
though the flesh may falter,
faith shall drink the cup.

4 When in dust and ashes
to the grave I sink,
while heav'n's glory flashes
o'er the shelving brink,
on thy truth relying
through that mortal strife,
Lord, receive me, dying,
to eternal life.

Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial
Title: In the Hour of Trial
Author: James Montgomery (1834)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Scripture: ; ; ;
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: J. A. P. Schulz (1785)
Meter: D
Key: G Major

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