Why should I fear the darkest hour

1
Why should I fear the darkest hour,
Or tremble at the tempter’s power?
Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower.
2
Though hot the fight, why quit the field?
Why must I either fly or yield,
Since Jesus is my mighty shield?
3
When creature comforts fade and die,
Worldlings may weep, but why should I?
Jesus still lives, and still is nigh.
4
Though all the flocks and herds were dead,
My soul a famine need not dread,
For Jesus is my living bread.
5
I know not what may soon betide,
Or how my wants shall be supplied;
But Jesus knows, and will provide.
6
Though sin would fill me with distress,
The throne of grace I dare address,
For Jesus is my righteousness.
7
Though faint my prayers and cold my love,
My steadfast hope shall not remove,
While Jesus intercedes above.
8
Against me earth and hell combine;
But on my side is power divine;
Jesus is all, and He is mine!
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Jocelynalma

Chicago, Illinois, United States

This is my favorite hymn. The Lord keeps us safe and reminds us not to be afraid of troubles, but to remember He is the most high and he keeps us safe. Jesus is all, and He is mine!!!


Anne

Most online hymn directories don't have this hymn--I was so thankful to find it here! The words of this hymn have ministered to me in times of great distress and temptations to fear. Whatever problem arises, Jesus Christ is the solution!