O help us, Lord; each hour of needAuthor: Henry Hart Milman (1827)
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1 O help us, Lord; each hour of need
Thy heavenly succor give:
Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.
2 O help us when our spirits bleed,
With contrite anguish sore;
And when our hearts are cold and dead,
O help us, Lord, the more.
3 O help us, through the prayer of faith
More firmly to believe;
For still, the more the servant hath,
The more shall he receive.
4 If, strangers to Thy fold, we call,
Imploring at Thy feet
The crumbs that from Thy table fall,
'Tis all we dare entreat
5 But be it, Lord, of mercy, all,
So Thou wilt grant but this:
The crumbs that from Thy table fall
Are light, and life, and bliss.
6 O help us, Jesus, from on high;
We know no help but Thee:
O help us so to live and die
As Thine in heaven to be.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
O help us, Lord; each hour of need. H. H. Milman. [Lent.] First published in Bishop Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 52, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and appointed for second Sunday in Lent, being based on the Gospel of that day. In his Selection of Psalms & Hymns, 1837, Milman omitted stanzas iv. and v., thus reducing it to 4 stanzas of 4 lines and each stanza beginning with the words, "Oh! help us." In this form it has come into extensive use in all English-speaking countries. In the Mitre Hymn Book, 1836, No. 190, it is partly rewritten by E. Osier as, "O help us, Lord! in all our need." This is repeated in Osier's Church and King, June 1, 1837, but it has failed to attract attention. Another arrangement, beginning with stanza ii., "O help us, when our spirits bleed," is sometimes found in modern hymnals.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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