470. C. M. Montgomery. Prayer for Grace in Trial.
1 Father of all our mercies, thou
In whom we move and live,
Hear us in heaven, thy dwelling, now,
And answer, and forgive.
2 When, harassed by ten thousand foes,
Our helplessness we feel,
O, give the weary soul repose,
The wounded spirit heal.
3 When dire temptations gather round
And threaten or allure,
By storm or calm, in thee be found
A refuge strong and sure.
4 When age advances, may we grow
In faith, in hope, and love,
And walk in holiness below
To holiness above.
5 When earthly joys and cares depart,
Desire and envy cease,
Be thou the portion of our heart, --
In thee may we have peace.