Scripture Verse

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


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, 1895), num­ber 1.

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

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


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.