In the hour of trial,

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    Verse 1
    In the hour of trial,
    Jesu, pray for me,
    Lest by base denial
    I depart from Thee;
    When Thou seest me waver,
    With a look recall,
    Nor, for fear or favour,
    Suffer me to fall.

    Verse 2
    With its witching pleasures
    Would this vain world charm,
    Or its sordid treasures
    Spread to work me harm,
    Bring to my remembrance
    Sad Gethsemane,
    Or, in darker semblance,
    Cross-crowned Calvary.

    Verse 3
    If with sore affliction
    Thou in love chastise,
    Pour Thy benediction
    On the sacrifice;
    Then, upon Thine altar
    Freely offered up,
    Though the flesh may falter,
    Faith shall drink the cup.

    Verse 4
    When in dust and ashes
    To the grave I sink,
    While Heaven's glory flashes
    O'er the shelving brink,
    On Thy truth relying
    Through that mortal strife,
    Lord, receive me, dying,
    To eternal life.