First Line:

When troubles come and hopes depart, in mercy, Lord, arise;

Songbook: Christian Worship Psalter

Page Number: 60A

Song Key: F minor

Language: English

Authors: Timothy Dudley-Smith

Tune Name: BURFORD

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1 When troubles come and hopes depart,
in mercy, Lord, arise;
the ruined landscape of my heart
lies bare before your eyes.

2 Where human pride is humbled low
and crushed beneath your hand,
your solace, Lord, again bestow
and heal this broken land.

3 Though darkness seems to hide your face
amid earth's sin and pain,
break through the clouds, O God of grace,
restore my soul again.

4 The banner of your love unfurled
proclaims a shelt'ring arm;
no foes in all this fallen world
can bring your people harm.

5 In holiness your word goes forth
from that eternal throne:
to east and west, to south and north,
your glory rules alone.

6 Frail human strength is nothing worth,
beset by evil pow'rs,
yet with the God of all the earth
the victory is ours!

Composer: John Chetham

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