When in the hour [hours] of lonely woe

When in the hour [hours] of lonely woe

Author: Josiah Conder
Tune: MELITA (Woodbury)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When in the hours of lonely woe
I give my sorrow leave to flow,
And anxious fear and dark distrust
Weigh down my spirits to the dust;

2 When not e'en friendship's gentle aid
Can heal the wounds the world has made
O this shall check each rising sigh,
That Jesus is forever nigh.

3 His counsels and upholding care
My safety and my comfort are,
And he shall guide me all my days,
Till glory crown the work of grace.

4 Jesus, in whom but thee above
Can I repose my trust, my love?
And shall an earthly object be
Loved in comparison with thee?

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #696

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When in the hour [hours] of lonely woe
Author: Josiah Conder
Copyright: Public Domain



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