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

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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.) #533

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #533

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #708

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #517

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d783

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #734

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #54

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Hymns of the Spirit #494

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d772

The Christian Hymnal #d747

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The Gospel Psalmist #527

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