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In the floods of tribulation

In the floods of tribulation

Author: Samuel Pearce
Tune: SWEET AFFLICTION
Published in 57 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. In the floods of tribulation,
While the billows o'er me roll,
Jesus whispers consolation,
And supports my fainting soul,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,

2. Thus the lion yields me honey,
From the eater food is given,
Strengthened thus, I still press forward,
Singing as I wade to heaven:
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, and my sins are all forgiven,
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, and my sins are all forgiven!

3. Mid the gloom the vivid lightning,
With increasing brightness play
Mid the thorn bright beauteous flowrets
Look more beautiful and gay.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,

4. So in darkest dispensations
Doth my faithful Lord appear,
With his richest consolations
To reanimate and cheer,
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, thus to bring my Savior near,
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, thus to bring my Savior near.

5. Floods of tribulation brighten,
Billows still around me roar;
Those that know not Christ ye frighten,
But my soul defies your power.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,

6. In the sacred page recorded;
Thus the word securely stands,
Fear not, I'm in trouble near thee,
Nought shall pluck thee from my hands.
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, every word my love demands,
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, every word my love demands.

7. All I meet I find assist me,
In my path to heavenly joy;
Where the trials now attend me,
Trials never more annoy.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, praise the Lord!

8. Wearing there a weight of glory,
Still the path I'll ne'er forget
But exulting cry it led me
To my blessed Savior's feet.
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, which has brought to Jesus' feet,
Sweet affliction, sweet affliction, which has brought to Jesus' feet!

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #525

Author: Samuel Pearce

Pearce, Samuel, son of a silversmith at Plymouth, was born in that town, July 20, 1766. Early in life he joined the Baptist Church in Plymouth, and, showing gifts for the ministry, was invited to preach. After a course of study at the Baptist College, Bristol, he became, in 1790, pastor of the Baptist congregation in Cannon Street, Birmingham. There his ministry was remarkably successful; but after a brief and bright course he died on Oct. 10, 1799. He was strongly disposed to foreign mission work, and was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, in 1792. His Memoirs, by A. Fuller, was published in 1800. Embodied in the Memoirs were eleven poetical pieces. In the 2nd edition, 1801, these pieces were grouped together at the e… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the floods of tribulation
Author: Samuel Pearce
Source: Rippon's Hymns
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #145b
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #525TextAudio
Include 55 pre-1979 instances



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