6576. To God My Earnest Voice I Raise

1. To God my earnest voice I raise,
To God my voice imploring prays;
Before His face my grief I show
And tell my trouble and my woe.

2. When gloom and sorrow compass me,
The path I take is known to Thee,
And all the toils that foes do lay
To snare Thy servant in his way.

3. All unprotected, lo, I stand,
No friendly guardian at my hand,
No place of flight or refuge near,
And none to whom my soul is dear.

4. O Lord, my Savior, now to Thee,
Without a hope besides, I flee,
To Thee, my shelter from the strife,
My portion in the land of life.

5. Be Thou my help when troubles throng,
For I am weak and foes are strong;
My captive soul from prison bring,
And thankful praises I will sing.

6. The righteous then shall gather round
To share the blessing I have found,
Their hearts made glad because they see
How richly God has dealt with me.

Text Information
First Line: To God my earnest voice I raise
Title: To God My Earnest Voice I Raise
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 387
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: HAMBURG, Lowell Mason, 1824
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
Arranger: Edward Miller (1790)
Composer: Karl P. E. Bach
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13421 35655 17655
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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