520. 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 see'st me waver,
With a look recall,
Nor for fear or favor
Suffer me to fall.

2 With forbidden pleasures
Would 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 last hour cometh,
Fraught with strife and 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, 1771-1854
Alterer: Francis A. Hutton, 1811-1877
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Trials and Tribulations
Tune Information
Composer: Spencer Lane, 1843-1903
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5. D
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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