Scripture Verse

The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. Psalm 6:8


Cameron C. Alleyne (1880–1955)

Words: Ca­mer­on C. Al­leyne, 1910. This song ap­peared in The Bap­tist Stand­ard Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Mrs. A. M. Town­send (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Sun­day School Pub­lish­ing Board, Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion, U.S.A., 1924), num­ber 412. It was al­so pub­lished in The A. M. E. Zi­on Hym­nal (Char­lotte, North Ca­ro­li­na: A.M.E. Zi­on Pub­lish­ing House, 1957).

Music: Com­fort (Nick­ens) J. T. Nick­ens, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Nick­ens’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


By trou­ble oft I’m ov­er­whelmed,
By snares oft cir­cum­scribed;
And yet Thou think­est, Lord, of me,
Thou’rt ev­er near my side.

My earth­ly re­fug­es doth fail,
When foes my soul as­sail,
And men de­ceive and friends de­ny,
But Thou doth hear my cry.

The path I take Thou know­est, Lord,
It is be­set with thorns,
But I will ne’er its track for­sake
While glo­ry’s in its wake.

It leads to bliss, O bound­less love,
From cross to crown I go,
Then shall I shirk the cross be­low,
And lose the crown above?

Awake, my soul, and run thy race,
Lay ev­ery weight aside,
Thou soon shalt see thy Sav­ior’s face,
And round His throne abide.

God the Comforter
James Tissot (1836–1902)