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651. I Waited Patiently for God (Psalm 40)

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Text Information
First Line: I waited patiently for God
Title: I Waited Patiently for God (Psalm 40)
Author: The Iona Community (1993)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture:
Topic: Mercy; Praise; Prayer (2 more...)
Copyright: © 1993 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
Tune Information
Name: LEWIS-TOWN
Composer: William Billings (1794)
Arranger: Donald Busarow (1978, alt.)
Meter: CM
Key: g minor
Copyright: Arr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship (admin. Augsburg Fortress)


Text Information:

Psalm 40 is generally understood to be in two parts, an opening section of thanksgiving and a concluding section of lament. This 20th-century paraphrase is based on the earlier portion, and the third stanza is a significant testimony to the importance of singing God’s praise.


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