"In the Hour of Trial"
Music: Spencer Lane, 1875
Lyrics: James Montgomery, 1834
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.
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.
Should Thy mercer 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.
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.