5058. O Lord, by Thee Delivered

1. O Lord, by Thee delivered,
I Thee with songs extol;
My foes Thou hast not suffered
to glory o’er my fall.
O Lord, my God, I sought Thee,
and Thou didst heal and save;
Thou, Lord, from death didst
ransom and keep me from the grave.

2. His holy name remember,
ye saints, Jehovah praise;
His anger lasts a moment,
His favor all our days;
For sorrow, like a pilgrim,
may tarry for a night,
But joy the heart will gladden
when dawns the morning light.

3. In prosperous days I boasted,
Unmoved I shall remain;
For Lord, by Thy good favor,
my cause Thou didst maintain;
I soon was sorely troubled,
for Thou didst hide Thy face;
I cried to Thee, Jehovah,
I sought Jehovah’s grace.

4. What profit if I perish,
if life Thou dost not spare?
Shall dust repeat Thy praises,
shall it Thy truth declare?
O Lord, on me have mercy,
and my petition hear;
That Thou mayst be my helper,
in mercy, Lord, appear.

5. My grief is turned to gladness,
to Thee my thanks I raise;
Who hast removed my sorrow
and girded me with praise;
And now, no longer silent,
my heart Thy praise will sing;
O Lord, my God, forever
my thanks to Thee I bring.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, by Thee delivered
Title: O Lord, by Thee Delivered
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 77
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: AURELIA, Samuel S. Wesley, 1864; BRITISH GRENADIERS, traditional English melody
Tune Information
Adapter & Harmonizer: Will­iam H. Monk (1868)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 51765 13455 67122
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Ge­sang­buch der Herz­ogl. Wirt­em­berg­isch­en Ka­thol­isch­en Hof­ka­pel­le (Würt­tem­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1784); adapt­ed & har­mo­nized in the 1868 ap­pen­dix to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, num­ber 366
Copyright: Public Domain

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