339. The Prayer of Jonah to the Lord his God out of the Fish's Belly

1 I t0 the Lord from my distress
Did cry and he gave ear,
Out of hell's belly did I cry,
And he my voice did hear.
3 Into the deep and midfs of seas,
Because thou did'st me cast;
The floods me compass'd, all thy waves
And billows o'er me past.

4 Then did I say, I utterly
Cast from thy sight remain.
Thy holy temple yet will I
Towards it look again.
5 The waters even to the soul
Did me encompass round:
The depths me round enclos'd; the weeds
About my head were bound.

6 To mountains bottoms I went down,
Earth's bars me eye beset:
Yet Lord my God, thou brought'st my life
Up from corruption's pit
7 When as my soul did faint in me,
The Lord remembred I:
And then my prayer came to thee,
Into thy sanct'ary.

8 They their own mercies leave who look
To lying vanities.
9 But with the voice of giving thanks,
To thee I'll sacrifice:
The thing 1 vow'd and promis'd have
To pay I will accord:
for all salvation wholly comes
From the almighty Lord.

Text Information
First Line: I to the Lord from my distress
Title: The Prayer of Jonah to the Lord his God out of the Fish's Belly
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Jonah 2
Language: English
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