Savior, we are young and weak

Savior, we are young and weak

Author: Hugh Stowell
Tune: STOWELL (Tate)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Saviour, we are young and weak,
Yet we have a race to run;
Glorious is the crown we seek;
Hard the fight that must be won;
Lest we faint and lest we flee,
Keep us ever near to Thee.

2 Many are our foes and strong,
Foes without, and foes within,
Great temptations to go wrong,
And an evil heart of sin;
We shall surely conquered be
If we keep not close to Thee.

3 When the dark and cloudy day
Comes to bow our hearts in grief,
Earthly comforts pass away,
Earthly hopes give no relief;
To Thy bosom we will flee,
Clinging ever near to Thee.

4 Then the prize of victory won,
And the weary contest o’er,
We shall hear the glad “Well done,”
Greet us on the heavenly shore.
And tho’ all eternity,
Evermore be near to Thee.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #654

Author: Hugh Stowell

Stowell, Hugh, an able and popular minister of the Church of England, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, December 3, 1799. He graduated at Oxford in 1822, and took holy orders the following year. He held various offices in his Church; became rector at Salford in 1831; was appointed honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1845, and later Rural Dean of Eccles. He published several volumes. He also edited a book of hymns: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Services of the Church of England, 1831. To the several editions of this book most of his hymns were contributed. He died at Safford October 8, 1865. From every stormy wind that blows 495 Lord of all power and might 206 Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 by Charles Nutter… Go to person page >

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Author: Hugh Stowell

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