779. How Long, O God, Will My Prayers Be in Vain?

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First Line: How long, O God, will my prayers be in vain?
Title: How Long, O God, Will My Prayers Be in Vain?
Author: Barbara Hamm (2009)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Scripture: Psalm 13; Psalm 35; Psalm 79; Psalm 94; Habakkuk 1:2-4; Revelation 6:10
Topic: Grief; Healing; Lament
Language: English
Copyright: © 2009 Hope Publishing Company
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Name: LAND OF MERCY
Composer: Barbara Hamm (2009)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: f minor
Copyright: © 2009 Hope Publishing Company


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This text does not paraphrase any specific psalm, but it adopts the vocabulary and the structure of many psalms. The first two stanzas begin with a sense of abandonment and despair, which is countered by remembrance of God’s nature. This memory leads to a final stanza of praise.


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