610. When, along life's thorny road

1 When, along life's thorny road,
Faints the soul beneath the load;
When, by cares and sins oppressed,
Earth affords no peace or rest;
When the wily tempter's near,
Filling us with doubt and fear,
Jesus, to thy cross we flee;
Jesus, we will look to thee.

2 Thou, our Saviour, from the throne,
List'nest to thy people's moan;
Thou, the living Head, dost share
Every pang thy members bear.
Full of tenderness thou art;
Thou wilt heal the broken heart;
Full of power, thine arm shall quell
All the rage and might of hell.

3 Mighty to redeem and save,
Thou hast overcome the grave;
Thou the bars of death hast riven,
Opened wide the gates of heaven.
Soon in glory thou shalt come,
Taking thy poor pilgrims home;
Jesus, then we all shall be,
Ever, ever, Lord with thee.

Text Information
First Line: When, along life's thorny road
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Warfare and Pilgrimage
Tune Information
Composer: Wm. G. Fischer
Meter: 7s. D
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #771 or 828.

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