Strengthen Me

In the fierce, tempestuous hour

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [In the fierce, tempestuous hour]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the fierce, tempestuous hour
When I sense the tempter’s pow’r
And the clouds of sorrow lour,
Father, strengthen me.

2 When my heart is sore afraid,
Weary, desolate, dismay’d,
Tell me help on One is laid,
Father, strengthen me.

3 Strengthen me, for I am weak
And my sinking heart will break
If Thy child Thou shouldst forsake.
Father, strengthen me.

4 Leave me not to weep alone;
Lest my soul be overthrown,
Let Thy saving grace be shown,
Father, strengthen me.

5 When life’s final hour is nigh,
Tho my foes be lurking by
I shall on Thy grace rely.
Father, strengthen me.

Source: Songs of Summerland #113

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the fierce, tempestuous hour
Title: Strengthen Me
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Father, strengthen me
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.
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