Scripture Verse

Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy word. Acts 4:29


Henry Alford
National Portrait Gallery


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

Music: Av­i­gnon 14th Cen­tu­ry tune (🔊 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!