Faint not, Christian, though the roadAuthor: J. H. Evans
Tune: [Faint not, Christian! Though the road]
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1 Faint not, Christian! tho’ the road
Leading to thy blest abode
Darksome be, and dangerous too—
Christ, thy Guide, will bring thee thro’.
2 Faint not, Christian! tho’ the world
Hath its hostile flag unfurled;
Hold the cross of Jesus fast,
Thou shalt overcome at last.
3 Faint not, Christian! tho’ within
There’s a heart so prone to sin;
Christ the Lord is over all,
He’ll not suffer thee to fall.
5 Faint not, Christian! tho’ thy God
Smite thee with the chast’ning rod;
Smite He must with Father’s care,
That He may His love declare.
Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #130
Faint not, Christian, though the road. J. H. Evans. [Patient Endurance.] Appeared in the 4th edition of his Hymns Selected chiefly for Public Worship, 1833, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and in the Rev. Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor, Aug., 1835, with the signature "Alix." It is based on Heb. xii. 3. The hymn, "Fear not, children, though the road," in the Methodist Free Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1860, No. 311, is composed of stanzas i.—iii., and vi. of this hymn, slightly altered, together with a chorus from another source. It is popular in America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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