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 (1810–1871)
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!