In Time of Need

Representative Text

1 Fear not the pathless wilderness,
O heav'nward pilgrim, onward press;
His word of promise boldly plead,
Who giveth help in time of need.

In time of need, in time of need,
His promise true, sincerely plead;
Come nearer still, it is His will
To give thee help in time of need.

2 The tempter's darts may oft assail,
But hope and courage never fail;
Lift up thy heart, dismiss thy fear,
For One who loves thy soul is near. [Refrain]

3 In storm and darkness and dismay,
A hand divine shall guide the way;
Till Canaan's shore is won at last,
And all thy "time of need" is past. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #141

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not the pathless wilderness
Title: In Time of Need
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In time of need, in time of need
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



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