Scripture Verse

He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. Psalm 91:15

Introduction

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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Julia H. John­ston, in Voic­es of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter P. Bi­lhorn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1913), num­ber 28.

Music: San­ta Ana Clarence E. Ed­wards, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ed­wards (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,

Lyrics

Dost thou bear a hea­vy bur­den,
Knowing not what yet may be?
In per­plex­ity, O list­en
To the voice that speaks to thee.

Refrain

Call up­on Me, I will an­swer;
I will show thee migh­ty things.

From the throne of Love Eter­nal,
Lo, the won­drous mes­sage rings.

Is the path­way dim be­fore thee?
Dost thou fear to walk alone?
Fear thou not, for God will show thee
What be­fore thou hast not known.

Refrain

In the con­flict dost thou fal­ter?
Look to Him, thy con­quer­ing king;
In His name thou, too, shalt con­quer,
And the song of tri­umph sing.

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In thy day of joy, vic­to­ri­ous,
Or the hour when strength is weak,
When thy life is near the night­fall,
Hark, for God the Lord will speak.

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