615. When in the Hour of Deepest Need

1 When in the hour of deepest need
We know not where to look for aid;
When days and nights of anxious thought
No help or counsel yet have brought,

2 Then is our comfort this alone
That we may meet before Your throne
To You, O faithful God, we cry
For rescue from our misery.

3 For You have promised, Lord, to heed
Your children's cries in time of need
Through Him whose name alone is great,
Our Savior and our Advocate.

4 And so we come, O God, today
And all our woes before You lay;
For sorely tried, cast down, we stand,
Perplexed by fears on ev'ry hand.

5 O from our sinsLord, turn Your face;
Absolve us through Your boundless grace.
Be with us in our anguish still;
Free us at last from ev'ry ill.

6 So we with all our hearts each day
To You our glad thanksgiving pay,
Then walk obedient to Your Word
And now and ever praise You, Lord.

Text Information
First Line: When in the hour of deepest need
Title: When in the Hour of Deepest Need
Author: Paul Eber, 1511-69
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Psalm 102:1-2; Psalm 25:15-22; Romans 9:17-19; Micah 7:7
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN SEIN
Composer: Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510-c. 1561
Meter: L M
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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