475. 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 its witching pleasures
Would this vain world charm,
Or its sordid 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 thine 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial
Author: James Montgomery (1834)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Scripture: Luke 22:31-32; 2 Peter 2:9
Topic: Christ: Priestly Intercessin of; Christian Life: Conflict with Sin; Comfort (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PENITENCE (LANE)
Composer: Spencer Lane
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D.
Key: C Major



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