Standing forth on life's rough way (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-15)  CPDL #52055:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Standing forth on life's rough way
Tune: West Dean
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: William Bryant

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 74. 74. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 79, p. 39


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Original text and translations

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1  Standing forth on life’s rough way,
Father, guide them;
O, we know not what ere long
May betide them!
'Neath the shadow of thy wing,
Father, hide them;
Waking, sleeping, Lord, we pray,
Go beside them.

2  When in prayer they cry to thee,
Thou wilt hear them;
From the stains of sin and shame
Thou wilt clear them;
'Mid the quicksands and the rocks,
Thou wilt steer them;
In temptation, trial, grief,
Be Thou near them.

3  Unto Thee we give them up;
Lord, receive them;
In the world we know must be
Much to grieve them;
Many striving oft and strong
To deceive them;
Trustful, in thy hands of love
We must leave them.