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At all times praise the Lord

At all times praise the Lord

Author: Johann S. Howson
Tune: PASTOR BONUS
Published in 11 hymnals

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1. At all times praise the Lord;
His promises are sure;
What if thou doubt? His steadfast Word
Unchanging shall endure.
Praise Him when skies are bright,
And gladness fills thy days;
Heav’n shames thee with its glorious light,
And calls thee to His praise.

2. Praise Him when clouds are dark;
True faith waits not to prove;
Tho’ hope no bright’ning gleam may mark,
His meaning still is love.
Praise Him when drear and lone
The shadows ’round thee fall,
No eye upon Thy sins but One—
Fear not, He pardons all.

3. Praise Him when home is sweet,
As tho’ we ne’er should part;
But pray—while kindred spirits meet—
Pray for a thoughtful heart.
Praise Him when far away
On mountain or on sea;
Each place is home to them who pray;
The Father guardeth thee.

4. Praise Him when joyful songs
The saints on earth unite,
In sacred chorus, with the throngs
Of angels in the height.
At all times praise the Lord;
His promises are sure;
Fear not, doubt not; His steadfast Word
Unchanging shall endure.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2

Author: Johann S. Howson

Howson, John Saul, D.D., was b. in 1816, and educated at Trinity Coll., Camb., B.A. (1st class Cl.) 1837. From 1849 to 1865 Principal of Liverpool College, and Dean of Chester 1867. His theological works are well known. His contributions to hymnology are few. The hymn, "At all times praise the Lord" (In Affliction), was "written during a time of deep depression in a nervous breakdown which he had about the year 1880" (Family note in MS.). It is found in Dr. Hunter's Hymns of Faith and Life, 1889; The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, and others. Dean Howson died Dec. 15, 1885. . --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: At all times praise the Lord
Author: Johann S. Howson

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The Cyber Hymnal #2
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