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In trouble and in grief, O God

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1 In trouble and in grief, O God,
Thy smile hath cheered my way;
And joy hath budded from each thorn
That round my footsteps lay.

2 The hours of pain have yielded good
Which prosperous days refused;
As herbs, though scentless when entire,
Spread fragrance when they're bruised.

3 The oak strikes deeper as its boughs
By furious blasts are driven;
So life's tempestuous storms the more
Have fixed my heart in heaven.

4 All-gracious Lord, whate'er my lot
In other times may be,
I'll welcome still the heaviest grief
That brings me near to thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #631

Author: Richard Thomas Pembroke Pope

Pope, Richard Thomas Pembroke , M.A., eldest son of Mr. Thomas Pope, of Cork, was born at Cork, March 13, 1799, educated at Hyde Abbey, Winchester, and at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A: 1822); took Holy Orders in 1822; and died at Kingstown, near Dublin, Feb. 7. 1859. His hymn "In trouble and in grief, O God [Lord]" (Peace in Affliction) was given anonymously in Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor, June 1824, p. 72, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "A Hymn." This text is repeated in the Irish Church Hymnal , 1873, with st. ii. 1. 4, "Spread fragrance when they're bruised," altered to "Perfume the air when bruised;" and st. iv. 1. 2, "In other times," &c, altered to "At other times," &c. This hymn is in several collections in Great Britain and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In trouble and in grief, O God
Author: Richard Thomas Pembroke Pope
Source: Sabbath Recreations
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #334

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #334

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #661

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #339

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d155

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d156

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #463

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #643

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #665

Gospel Hymns #d245

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #664

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #537

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #484

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a484

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d252

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #537

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d224

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #630

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #630

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Hymns for Public Worship #302

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #874

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Hymns of the Ages #115

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Plymouth Collection #a790

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #440

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d191

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #790

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The Baptist Praise Book #996

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The Brethren Hymnal #434

The Choralist #d165

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The Christian Hymn Book #910

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The Congregational Hymn Book #579

The Gospel Hymnal #d302

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The Gospel Psalmist #711

The Pean #d47

The Praise #d127

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The Psalmist #733

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The Psalmist #733

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The Psalmody #613

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The Psalms of Life #203

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The Social Psalmist #184

The Vestry Hymn Book #d223

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The Voice of Praise #631

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