Scripture Verse

Hide not Thy face from me in the day when I am trouble.@Psalm 102:2
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Wel­come Tid­ings, by Ro­bert Low­ry, W. How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1877), num­ber 31.

Music: Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

When my way is hedged about me, hedged with thorns of care;
When the cross I loved so dearly, seems too hard to bear;
When my heart is bowed with sorrow, and no light I see—
Lord, Thy tender mercy pleading, let me lean on Thee.

O, for faith to cast behind me every sad complaint—
Faith to run and not be weary, walk and never faint;
Thou dost know and feel my weakness, Savior look on me;
Now Thy tender mercy pleading, let me lean on Thee.

Closer let Thine arms enfold me, closer to Thy breast
Draw my weary, trembling spirit, calm its doubts to rest;
Give me strength for every burden Thou hast borne for me;
Lord, Thy tender mercy pleading, let me lean on Thee.