Scripture Verse

Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.@Psalm 38:22

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Gos­pel Choir No. 2, by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Copp, Clark Com­pa­ny, 1895), num­ber 1.

Music: Help Me Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Help me, O Lord,
The God of my salvation;
I have no hope, no refuge but in Thee;
Help me to make
This perfect consecration,
In life or death
Thine evermore to be.

Help me, O Lord,
To keep my pledge unbroken;
Guard Thou my ways,
My thoughts, my tongue, my heart;
Help me to trust
The word which Thou hast spoken,
That from Thy paths
My feet may ne’er depart.

Help me, O Lord,
When sore temptations press me;
O lift the clouds
That hide Thee from my sight;
Help me, O Lord,
When anxious cares distress me,
To look beyond,
Where all is calm and bright.

Help me, O Lord,
My strength is only weakness;
Thine, Thine the power
By which alone I live;
Help me each day,
To bear the cross with meekness,
Till Thou at last
The promised crown shalt give.