472. Jesus, Lord of life and glory

1 Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from heav'n thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear:

By thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord.

2 From the depth of nature's blindness,
From the hard'ning pow'r of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within, [Refrain]

3 When temptation sorely presses,
In the day of Satan's pow'r,
In our times of deep distresses,
In each dark and trying hour, [Refrain]

4 When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace, [Refrain]

5 In our weary hours of sickness,
In our times of grief and pain,
When we feel our mortal weakness,
When the creature's help is vain, [Refrain]

6 In the solemn hour of dying,
In the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on thee relying,
Find thee still our Rock and Stay: [Refrain]


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Lord of life and glory
Author: James J. Commins (1839)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. 4. 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Adversaries; Christ: Lord; Christian Life: Conflict with Sin (4 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. 4. 7.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Gregorian chant; arranged in the Bristol Tune Book, 1876

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