O God, My God! Why, In This Hour

"O God, My God!" why, in this hour

Author: Harriet Auber
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 "O God, My God! why, in this hour
Of anguish and despair,
Hast Thou withdrawn Thy saving power
Unmindful of My prayer?"

2 Thus, lingering on the accursèd tree,
Our suffering Lord complained,
When He, our captive souls to free,
The guilt of man sustained.

3 O wondrous love! content to meet,
For us, reproach and scorn;
For us, His sacred hands and feet
With cruel nails were torn.

4 For us He bowed His soul to death,
That we through Him might live;
For us He cried with latest breath,
"Father, their sins forgive."

5 O God, our God, Thou, in the hour
Of anguish and despair,
Wilt never withdraw Thy saving power
Unmindful of that prayer.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11008

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "O God, My God!" why, in this hour
Title: O God, My God! Why, In This Hour
Author: Harriet Auber
Source: Spirit of the Psalms, 1829
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11008
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The Cyber Hymnal #11008

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