Why should I fear the darkest hour

Why should I fear the darkest hour,
Or tremble at the tempter's power?
Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower.
  Jesus my tower!
Though hot the fight, why quit the field?
Why must I either fly or yield,
Since Jesus is my mighty shield?
  Jesus my shield!
When creature comforts fade and die,
Worldlings may weep, but why should I?
Jesus still lives, and still is nigh.
  Jesus is nigh!
Though all the flocks and herds were dead,
My soul a famine need not dread,
For Jesus is my living bread.
  Jesus my bread!
I know not what may soon betide,
Or how my wants shall be supplied;
But Jesus knows, and will provide.
  Jesus provides!
Though sin would fill me with distress,
The throne of grace I dare address,
For Jesus is my righteousness.
  My righteousness!
Though faint my prayers and cold my love,
My steadfast hope shall not remove,
While Jesus intercedes above.
  He intercedes!
Against me earth and hell combine;
But on my side is power divine;
Jesus is all, and He is mine!
  Jesus is mine!

I thank You Lord that You will supply all my needs and I don’t have to fear because You are all! You give me tears of joy. Hallelujah!!

Mark Grimsley

United States

I find this hymn encouraging and comforting. Thanks Hymnal. com.