God Will Help You Stand

Though the way seems dark before you

Author: L. W. Lyon
Tune: [Though the way seems dark before you]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tho’ the way seems dark before you,
Brother, don’t despair;
Brighter light shall yet shine o’er you,
In this world of care.
He who by His mighty power,
Holds the sea and land,
Still is near, tho’ dark the hour,
He will help you stand.
Still is near, tho’ dark the hour,
He will help you stand.

Refrain:
He will help you stand,
He will help you stand,
Always near, He’ll not forsake you,
God will help you stand.

2 Is your heart depressed, my brother?
Jesus is your friend;
He will save you, He will lead you
To your journey’s end.
Do not fear to trust Him, brother,
See His wounded hand;
He has died for your redemption,
He will help you stand.
He has died for your redemption,
He will help you stand. [Refrain]

3 At the hearth-stone lov’d ones praying,
Pleading for their son,
With a parent’s supplication
For the wayward one.
Loved one, cast your sins behind you,
Join the ransomed band;
Grace sufficient He will give you,
He will help you stand.
Grace sufficient He will give you,
He will help you stand. [Refrain]

4 Many pray’rs for you are rising
To the throne of grace,
Can you still His love despising,
Turn from Him your face?
Brother, rise from sin and sorrow,
Take thy Father’s hand;
Fear no doubt of sin tomorrow,
He will help you stand.
Fear no doubt of sin tomorrow,
He will help you stand. [Refrain]


Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #134

Author: L. W. Lyon

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Text Information

First Line: Though the way seems dark before you
Title: God Will Help You Stand
Author: L. W. Lyon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He will help you stand
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

Words suggested by the following incident: A young man, the only son of respectable parents, well educated, and with natural qualities which would enable him to do a great deal of good in the world, became addicted to the use of strong drink. He tried in his own strength again and again to reform, but without success. Every effort seemed a failure. Finally, he determined to end his miserable existence by drowning in Lake Michigan. But by the providence of God, he was met on the way by a Christian gentleman, who persuaded him to abandon his purpose, and accept Jesus, which he did.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #54Page Scan
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #108Text InfoTextPage Scan
Honey Out of the Rock #134Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #134TextAudioPage Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d374
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