Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy word.@Acts 4:29
Henry Alford (1810–1871)
© National Portrait Gallery

Henry Alford, Psalms and Hymns Adapted to the Sundays and Holydays Throughout the Year (London: Francis & John Rivington, 1844), number 23.

Avignon 14th Century melody (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lo, the storms of life are breaking—
Faithless fears our hearts are shaking;
For our succor undertaking,
Lord and Savior, help us!

Lo, the world, from Thee rebelling,
Round Thy Church in pride is swelling:
With Thy Word their madness quelling,
Lord and Savior, help us!

On Thine own command relying,
We our onward task are plying;
Unto Thee for safety sighing,
Lord and Savior, help us!

By Thy birth, Thy cross, and Passion,
By Thy tears of deep compassion,
By Thy mighty intercession,
Lord and Savior, help us!