Scripture Verse

Uphold me according unto Thy Word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Psalm 119:116


Words: E. May Craw­ford, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, new & en­larged edi­tion, cir­ca 1902), num­ber 413.

Music: BaK­ers­field, ano­ny­mous, from the S.A.G.M. Hymn Ser­ies, num­ber 5 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Craw­ford (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Upheld by hope—a glo­ri­ous hope
As days and years roll by;
The com­ing of our Lord and king
Is sure­ly draw­ing nigh.

Upheld by hope all toil is sweet
With this glad thought in view,
The Mas­ter may ap­pear tonight
To call His ser­vants true.

Upheld by hope—that won­drous hope,
That I shall see His face,
And to His like­ness be con­formed
When I have run the race.

Upheld by hope in dark­est days
Faith can the light des­cry:
The deep­en­ing glo­ry in the east
Proclaims de­li­ver­ance nigh!

Upheld by hope, Be­lo­vèd one,
I hear the Bride­groom say,
Awake! arise! go forth to meet
My cha­ri­ot on its way.

Upheld by hope, how glad the heart!
My soul is on the wing!
E’en now His hand is on the door
He comes—my glo­ri­ous king!