Scripture Verse

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.@Psalm 146:5

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 6, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1891), num­ber 5. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ro­bert Bruce, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Co­ru­ña James H. Burke, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Burke
(1855–1901)

Lyrics

Hope on, hope on, O troubled heart;
If doubts and fears o’ertake thee,
Remember this—The Lord hath said,
He never will forsake thee;
Then murmur not, still bear thy lot,
Nor yield to care or sorrow;
Be sure the clouds that frown today,
Will break in smiles tomorrow.

Hope on, hope on, though dark and deep
The shadows gather o’er thee;
Be not dismayed; thy Savior holds
The lamp of life before thee;
And if He will that thou today
Shouldst tread the vale of sorrow,
Be not afraid, but trust and wait;
The sun will shine tomorrow.

Hope on, hope on, go bravely forth
Through trial and temptation,
Directed by the word of truth,
So full of consolation;
There is a calm for every storm,
A joy for every sorrow,
A night from which the soul shall wake
To hail an endless morrow.