Welcome to the HistoricHymns.com Hymn Details Page!

Additional Hymns with Tunes, 1903891
Lord, We Ask Not at Thy HandRev. William Wade (1863-?)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
891PerseveranceJohn E. West (1863-1929)7.5.7.5.D.

1Lord, we ask not at Thy hand
Gift of diverse speech,
Such as did at Pentecost
Thine apostles teach;
But a humbler prayer is ours,
Breathed in holy fear;
Give– though much may be withheld–
Grace to persevere!
2Faith will bring us to the cross,
Hope may point us higher,
Charity with purest flame,
Our cold hearts inspire;
Still for more than these we crave,
Gift to us more dear,
Give– to perfect all beside–
Grace to persevere!
3When our life is dark with clouds,
Soul and spirit weak;
When we cannot hear Thy voice,
Through the tumult speak.
Lord, to Thee our prayer we raise
Fraught with many a tear,
Give– though all the world we lose–
Grace to persevere! Amen.
1 Timothy6:12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Text Sources:

Musical Sources: