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6741. Though I Am Poor and Sorrowful

1. Though I am poor and sorrowful,
Hear Thou, O God, my cry;
Let Thy salvation come to me
And lift me up on high.

2. Then will I praise my God with song,
To Him my thanks shall rise,
And this shall please Jehovah more
Than offered sacrifice.

3. The meek shall see it and rejoice;
Ye saints, no more be sad;
For lo, Jehovah hears the poor
And makes his His prisoners glad.

4. Let Heaven and earth and seas rejoice,
Let all therein give praise,
For Zion God will surely save,
Her broken walls will raise.

5. In Zion they that love His name
Shall dwell from age to age,
Yea, there shall be their lasting rest,
Their children’s heritage.

Text Information
First Line: Though I am poor and sorrowful
Title: Though I Am Poor and Sorrowful
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 186
Tune Information
Name: BALLERMA
Composer: François H. Barthélémon, 1741-1808
Adapter: Ro­bert Simp­son
Meter: CM
Incipit: 13216 56113 23532
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Adapt­ed in A Se­lect­ion of Orig­in­al Sac­red Mu­sic, 1833
Copyright: Public Domain



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