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Lord, Be Thou My Helper

When all is dark around me

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [When all is dark around me] (Hendricks)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When all is dark around me,
And earthly foes assail,
With heav’nly foes surround me,
Let power divine prevail.
O Lord, be Thou my helper,
In faith I turn to Thee;
Unto Thy love’s dear shelter,
For safety I would flee.

2 O keep me close beside Thee,
In life’s uneven way,
With constant watch-care guide me,
And never let me stray.
O Lord, be Thou my helper,
No other hand but Thine
Can lead me to the homeland,
Where fadeless glories shine.

3 Sometimes the path is lonely
My weary feet must tread;
Thy blessed presence only
Can gladness round me shed.
O Lord, be Thou my helper,
My refuge and my rest,
My soul would lean forever
On Thy protecting breast.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13047

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When all is dark around me
Title: Lord, Be Thou My Helper
Author: Jennie Wilson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13047
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #13047

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