491. 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.

Text Information
First Line: In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me
Title: In the Hour of Trial
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854) (1834)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Christan Life: Meditation and Prayer
Tune Information
Name: PENITENCE (Lane)
Composer: Spencer Lane (1843-1903) (1879)
Incipit: 33436 51352 13343
Key: B♭ Major

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