We need not shrink in time of trial (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-09)  CPDL #59156:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2020-06-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: We need not shrink in time of trial
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2020
Description:  The hymn tune is named to honour Martin Gugino, the long-time civil rights activist who was assaulted and seriously injured by police in Buffalo, New York in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

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Original text and translations

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1. We need not shrink in time of trial
or curse an enemy;
in crisis Jesus gathered strength
and so, by grace, can we.

2. The Word of God is always near
to strengthen and to bless;
it is attention that improves
when we are in distress.

3. There is a deep, abiding truth
that only comes to light
when people, for the love of God,
contend for what is right.

4. So when injustice muffles truth
we may, by faith, rejoice --
The Word which was and always is
will help us find our voice.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
Church Publishing Incorporated. All rights reserved. Used by permission.