Here We Often Are Perplexed   1 comment

Europe after WWI

Above:  Europe After World War I

Image Source = Ralph S. Tarr and Frank M. McMurry, World Geographies–Second Book (1920)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Text (1922) by George Henry Trabert (1843-1931)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod


Here we often are perplexed,

And still our spirit oft is vexed;

Sorrows still afflict the soul;

Who but Christ can make us whole?

Jesus does His promise give,

Ask in faith, ye shall receive.


Jesus, we believe Thy Word;

We Thy saving Truth have heard,

Thou dost save us when in distress

Those relying on Thy grace.

We Thy holy Name adore,

And Thy saving grace implore.


Great the promise Thou hast given,

For it lifts the soul to heaven;

Whatsoever we can claim–

If we ask it in Thy Name–

From the Father we receive,

If we in Thy Word believe.


We must tribulation face,

But if we Thy Truth embrace,

Though the world is full of sin,

Thy salvation we shall win.

Thou who didst the world o’ercome

Givest victory to Thine own.

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