When Times Of Trouble Are At Hand

When times of troubles are at hand
The best that we can do,
Is to obey the Lord’s command
And prove his promise true.

As gold is in the furnace tried
And cleans’d from filth and dross;
Thus we are purg’d and purified
by bearing Jesus’ Cross.

We can’t expect the crown to wear,
Which Christ in heav’n will give,
If we refuse the Cross to bear,
Whilst here on earth we live.

We must submit our cause to God,
And yield to do his will;
He lets us feel his chast’ning rod,
But grants his blessing still.

To be reproach’d for Jesus sake,
Proves him to be our Lord;
His Cross and suff’rings to partake,
Will have a great reward.

Then let us look beyond the grave
Where all our suff’rings cease;
Great, are the treasures we shall have
In everlasting peace.