3012. 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 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,
through 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 (1834)
Meter: 65.65 D
Language: English
Source: Original Hymns for Public, Private and Social Devotion, 1853
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Spencer Lane (1874)
Meter: 65.65 D
Incipit: 33436 51352 33343
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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