My God, in life's most doubtful hour

My God, in life's most doubtful hour

Author: William H. Hurlburt
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My God! in life’s most doubtful hour,
In sharpest pains of death,
Who waits on Thee hath peace and power;
Thou present help of faith!

Thy crown of joy upon his head,
Thy light upon his face,
Through storms and strife Thy Christ could tread,
On to the happy place.

And though the cross were sharp and high,
The lifted Lord could see
The souls he loved drawn nearer by
His love’s last energy.

Help me, O God! to seek—to win,
Through struggles and through prayer,
The faith which frees my soul from sin,
And brings Thy blessing there.

So shall my cross of conquered shame
My fainting brothers raise,
So Thy triumphant mercy flame
Around my path of praise.

And earth, with all its pain and toil,
By love’s pure presence blest,
Shall wear the calm celestial smile
Of heaven’s eternal rest.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #531

Author: William H. Hurlburt

Hurlburt, William Henry, was born at Charlestown, South Carolina, July 23, 1827, and educated at Harvard. He also studied at Berlin, Paris, and Rome. In 1848 he contributed the following hymns to Longfellow and Johnson's Unitarian Book of Hymns;— 1. My God, in life's most doubtful hour. Faith desired, or, the Power of Trust. 2. We pray for truth and peace. Faith desired. 3. We will not weep, for God is standing by us. The Might of Faith. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology… Go to person page >

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Author: William H. Hurlburt