Faint not, nor falter in the way

Faint not, nor falter in the way

Author: James R. Murray
Tune: [Faint not, nor falter in the way]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Faint not, nor falter in the way
That leadeth to thy perfect home;
The night must come before the day,
Rest seemeth sweet to those who roam;
And God has left this word with thee,
That "as thy day, thy strength shall be,"
That as thy day, thy strength shall be.

2 Grief may distress thine inmost heart,
Long-trusted friends may fickle prove:
Not sorrow’s sting, nor traitor’s dart,
Shall e’er thy steadfast spirit move;
Because this promise dwells with thee,
"As is thy day, thy strength shall be,"
As is thy day, thy strength shall be.

3 Pain may thine earthly ease displace,
Disease enfeeble all thy powers;
E’en cheerful hope may veil her face,
And lingering moments seem as hours;
Yet still this promise is to thee,
"As is thy day, thy strength shall be,"
As is thy day, thy strength shall be.

4 Then trust thy God whate’er betide!
None ever knew His promise fail;
His angel, ever at thy side,
Shall help thy patience to prevail;
Forbode no ill, for thou shalt see
That "as thy day, thy strength shall be,"
That as thy day, thy strength shall be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12628

Author: James R. Murray

L.P.M. (1905, April 12). Obituary. New Church Messenger, p.209. Murray.--At Cincinnati, March 10, 1905, James Ramsey Murray. Funeral services in the Church of the New Jersualem, March 13th. James R. Murray was widely known in the musical world as the author of many songs and song books, and in the New Church in Chicago and Cincinnati as an affectionate, intelligent, and loyal New Churchman. He was born in Andover (Ballard Vale), Mass., March 17, 1841. In early life he developed musical talent, and composed many minor pieces for local and special occasions. Later at North Reading, Mass., he attended Dr. George F. Root's School of Music, and was associated with William Bradbury and Dr. Lowell Mason. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Faint not, nor falter in the way
Author: James R. Murray
Copyright: Public Domain

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