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Lord, In This Dark, This Awful Hour

Lord, in this dark, this awful hour

Author: William B. Collyer
Tune: ILLA (MASON)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord, in this dark, this awful hour,
When nations tremble at Thy power,
We see, we own Thy lifted hand,
Extended o’er our native land.

2 We justly fear Thy wrath should rise,
For oh, our guilt has pierced the skies!
The strength of kingdoms Thou hast broke:
Let not our land feel the stroke.

3 At the loud trumpet’s martial blast,
Ruin has laid creation waste;
And man against his brother steeled,
Strews victims o’er th’empurpled field.

4 While war exhausts the vital flood,
And stains the earth with human blood;
The moon looks down upon the scene,
With placid orb, and ray serene!

5 O bid these vile contentions cease,
And bless the jarring world with peace;
Let earth partake the sweet repose,
That every planet round her knows.

6 Thy hand alone can wrath control,
And soothe to rest the angry soul;
Return, return, O God of love,
And war with all its curse remove.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8175

Author: William B. Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, in this dark, this awful hour
Title: Lord, In This Dark, This Awful Hour
Author: William B. Collyer
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Hymns Partly Collected and Partly Original ( London: 1812)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8175
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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