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We will not weep, for God is standing by us

We will not weep, for God is standing by us

Author: William H. Hurlburt
Published in 16 hymnals

Full Text

We will not weep; for God is standing by us,
And tears will blind us to the blessed sight;
We will not doubt,—if darkness still doth try us,
Our souls have promise of serenest light.

We will not faint,—if heavy burdens bind us,
They press no harder than our souls can bear,
The thorniest way is lying still behind us,
We shall be braver for the past despair.

O, not in doubt shall be our journey’s ending,
Sin with its fears shall leave us at the last,
All its best hopes in glad fulfilment blending,
Life shall be with us when the Death is past.

Help us, oh Father!—when the world is pressing
On our frail hearts, that faint without their friend,
Help us, oh Father! let Thy constant blessing
Strengthen our weakness,—till the joyful end.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #533

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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First Line: We will not weep, for God is standing by us
Author: William H. Hurlburt



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #533Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #533Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #408Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #708Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #517Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d783
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #734Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #54Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #494Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d772
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1031Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d747
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #443Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #985Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #527Page Scan
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