When All The Powers Of Nature Fail


When all the pow’rs of nature fail,
When sickness shall my heart assail,
Shall ev’ry nobler part pervade,
And ev’ry earthly wish shall fade:

When pain, of ev’ry nerve possest,
Shall vibrate in my throbbing great;
And languor o’er my senses steal,
And medicine lose its pow’r to heal:

When my dim eyes are sunk in death,
And God, who gave, shall take my breath:
Do thou sustain my fainting heart,
And comfort to my soul impart.

May thy bright presence bring relief
From fear, despondency, and grief;
Thy cheering voice direct my way
To regions of eternal day!