66. My heart rejoices in thy name

1 My heart rejoices in thy name,
My God, my help, my trust;
Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame,
Mine honor from the dust.

2 "My life is spent with grief,' I cry'd,
"My years consumed in groans,
"My strength decays, mine eyes are dry'd,
"And sorrow wastes my bones."

3 Among mine enemies my name
Was a mere proverb grown;
While to my neighbors I became
Forgotten and unknown.

4 Slander and fear on ev'ry side
Seiz'd and beset me round,
I to the throne of grace apply'd,
And speedy rescue found.


5 How great deliv'rance thou hast wrought
Before the sons of men!
The lying lips to silence brought,
And made their boastings vain.

6 Thy children, from the strife of tongues,
Shall thy pavilion hide;
Guard them from infamy and wrongs,
And crush the sons of pride.

7 Within thy secret presence, Lord,
Let me for ever dwell;
No fenced city, wall'd and barr'd,
Secures a saint so well.

Text Information
First Line: My heart rejoices in thy name
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1790
Scripture: ;
Notes: Part 2
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