23. Not in anger smite us, Lord

Not in anger smite us, Lord,
Spare Thy people, spare!
If Thou mete us due reward
We must all despair.
Let the flood
Of Jesus' blood
Quench the flaming of Thy wrath,
That our sin enkindled hath.

Father! Thou hast patience long
With the sick and weak;
Heal us, make us brave and strong,
Words of comfort speak.
Touch my soul,
And make me whole
With Thy healing precious balm;
Ward off all would bring me harm.

Weary am I, Lord, and worn
With my ceaseless pain;
Sad the heart that night and morn
Sighs for help in vain.
Wilt Thou yet
My soul forget,
Waiting anxiously for Thee
In the cave of misery?

Hence, ye foes! God hears my prayer
From His holy place;
Once again with hope I dare
Come before His face.
Satan flee,
Hell touch not me;
God hath given me power o'er all,
Who once mocked and sought my fall.

Text Information
First Line: Not in anger smite us, Lord
Title: Not in anger smite us, Lord
German Title: Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn
Author: Albinus (1652)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Publication Date: 1861
Meter: 7,5,7,5,3,4,7,7
Scripture: Joel 2:17
Language: English
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