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When along life's thorny road

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1 When along life's thorny road,
Faints the soul beneath the load,
By its cares and sins opprest,
Finds on earth no peace or rest;
When the wily tempter's near,
Filling us with doubt and fear:
Jesus, to Thy feet we flee,
Jesus, we will look to Thee.

2 thou, our Savior, from the throne
Listenest to Thy people's moan;
Thou, the living Head, dost share
Every pang Thy members bear;
Full of tenderness Thou art,
Thou wilt heal the broken heart;
Full of power Thine arm shall quell
All the rage bad might of hell.

3 Mighty to redeem and save,
Thou hast overcome the grave;
Thou the bars of death hast riven,
Opened wide the bars of heaven;
Soon in glory thou shalt come,
Taking Thy poor pilgrims home;
Jesus, then we all shall be,
Ever, ever, Lord, with Thee.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #503

Author: James G. Deck

Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >

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First Line: When along life's thorny road
Author: James G. Deck



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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #753Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #243Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #717Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #287bPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d995
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #118Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d621
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #375Page Scan
Hymns and Chants: with offices of devotion. For use in Sunday-schools, parochial and week day schools, seminaries and colleges. Arranged according to the Church year #92Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #277Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #7Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1262
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #209Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d576
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #869Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1069Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #970Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d893
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d208
Songs for Social and Public Worship #787Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1223
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #612Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #612Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #612Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #612Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #612Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1030Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for a Month. 1st Am. from the 6th Eng. ed. #d56
Spiritual Songs, Being One Hyndred Hymns Not to be Found in the Hymn Books Commonly Used. New Am. from the Enl. English ed. #d92
The Baptist Praise Book #1019Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d873
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #469Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d991
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The Lutheran Hymnary #503TextPage Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #921Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #77Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #368cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1177
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #610Page Scan
The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d240
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #538Page Scan
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