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5159. O Lord, to Thee I Cry

1. O Lord, to Thee I cry;
Thou art my rock and trust;
O be not silent, lest I die
And slumber in the dust.

2. O hear me when in prayer
Thy favor I entreat;
Hear, while I lift imploring hands
Before Thy mercy seat.

3. O draw me not away
With those of evil will;
With them who speak of peace indeed,
But still are plotting ill.

4. Requite them for their wrong,
Their evil deeds, O Lord;
O give them then their just desert,
And to their deeds reward.

5. Thy deeds they disregard,
Thy handiwork despise;
And therefore Thou wilt cast them down
And never let them rise.

6. But blessèd be the Lord
Who hearkens when I cry;
The Lord, my strength, my help, my shield,
On Him will I rely.

7. His help makes glad my heart,
And songs of praise I sing;
Jehovah is His people’s strength,
The Stronghold of their king.

8. Bless Thine inheritance,
Our Savior be, I pray;
Supply Thou all Thy people’s need,
And be their constant stay.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, to Thee I cry
Title: O Lord, to Thee I Cry
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 75
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: WOOD, Darius E. Jones, 1815-1881
Tune Information
Name: ABER
Composer: William Henry Monk (1875)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 32176 55765 45555
Key: a minor
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875
Copyright: Public Domain



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