"In the Hour of Trial"
                        by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. In the hour of trial,
	Jesus, plead for me
	Lest by base denial
	I depart from Thee.
	When Thou see'st me waver,
	With a look recall
	Nor for fear or favor
	Suffer me to fall.
	2. With forbidden pleasures
	Should this vain world charm
	Or its tempting treasures
	Spread to work me harm,
	Bring to my remembrance
	Sad Gethsemane
	Or, in darker semblance,
	Cross-crowned Calvary.
	3. Should Thy mercy send me
	Sorrow, toil, and woe,
	Or should pain attend me
	On my path below,
	Grant that I may ever
	Cast my care on Thee.
	4. When my last hour cometh.
	Fraught with strife and pain,
	When my dust returneth
	To the dust again,
	On Thy truth relying,
	Through that mortal strife,
	Jesus, take me, dying,
	To eternal life.

Notes: Hymn #516 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 22:31-32 Author: James Montgomery, 1834, alt. Composer: John B. Dykes, 1862 Tune: "St. Mary Magdalene"
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