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TO THEE FOR HELP WE CRY




Spirit of truth! on this thy day
To thee for help we cry,
To guide us through the dreary way
Of dark mortality.


We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame,
Or tongues of various tone;
But long thy praises to proclaim
With fervour in our own.


We mourn not that prophetic skill
Is found on earth no more;
Enough for us to trace thy will
In Scripture's sacred lore.


We neither have nor seek the power
Ill demons to control;
But thou in dark temptationís hour
Shalt chase them from the soul.


No heavenly harpings soothe our ear,
No mystic dreams we share;
Yet hope to feel thy comfort near,
And bless thee in our prayer.


When tongues shall cease, and power decay,
And knowledge empty prove,
Do thou thy trembling servants stay,
With faith, with hope, with love.


---Alternative verses---


When tongues shall cease, and power decay,
And knowledge empty prove,
Do thou thy trembling servants stay,
With faith, and hope, and love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1827
      Bible Refs: Jn 14:17;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 767
      1851# 254
      1866# 449
      MUSIC
      Name: JANEWAY
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
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      LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 206A
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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