When all the powers of nature fail

When all the powers of nature fail

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 When all the pow'rs of nature fail,
When sickness shall my heart assail,
Shall ev'ry nobler part pervade,
And ev'ry earthly wish shall fade:

2 When pain, of ev'ry nerve possest,
Shall vibrate in my throbbing great;
And languor o'er my senses steal,
And medicine lose its pow'r to heal:

3 When my dim eyes are sunk in death,
And God, who gave, shall take my breath:
Do thou sustain my fainting heart,
And comfort to my soul impart.

4 May thy bright presence bring relief
From fear, despondency, and grief;
Thy cheering voice direct my way
To regions of eternal day!



Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #489

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Jervis

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #276

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #285

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #285

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #276

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