272. In The Hour Of Trial

1 In the hour of trial,
Jesus, plead for me;
Lest by base denial
I depart from Thee;
When Thou seest me waver,
With a look recall,
Nor from fear or favor
Suffer me to fall.

2 With forbidden pleasures
Should this vain world charm,
Or its sordid treasures
Spread to work me harm,
Bring to my remembrance
Sad Gethsemane,
Or in darker semblance,
Cross-crowned Calvary.

3 Should Thy mercy send me
Sorrow, toil and woe;
Or should pain attend me
On my path below:
Grant that I may never
Fail Thy hand to see;
Grant that I may ever
Cast my care on Thee.

4 When my Spirit yearneth
For relief from pain,
When my dust returneth
To the dust again;
On Thy truth relying
Thro' that mortal strife,
Jesus, take me, dying,
To eternal life.


Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial
Title: In The Hour Of Trial
Author: James Montgomery (a. 1834)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Christian Life: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Composer: S. Lane (1879)
Meter: 6 5 6 5 D.
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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