626. O Lord, by Grace Delivered

1 O Lord, by grace delivered,
I now with songs extol;
My foes you have not suffered
To glory o'er my fall.
O Lord, my God, I sought you,
You, Lord, from death did ransom
And keep me from the grave.

2 His holy Name remember,
You saints, Jehovah praise;
His anger lasts a moment,
His favor all our days;
For sorrow, like a pilgrim,
May tarry for a night,
But joy the heart will gladden
When dawns the morning light.

3 In prosp'rous days I boasted,
Unmoved I your good favor
My cause you did maintain;
I soon was sorely troubled,
For you did hide your face;
I cried to you, Jehovah,
I sought Jehovah's grace.

4 What profit if I perish,
If life you do not spare?
Shall dust repeat your praises,
Shall it your truth declare?
O Lord, on me have mercy,
And my petition hear;
That you may be my helper,
In mercy, Lord, appear.

5 My grief is turned to gladness,
To you my thanks I raise,
Who have removed my sorrow
And girded me with praise;
And now, no longer silent,
My heart your praise will sing;
O Lord, my God, for ever
My thanks to you I bring.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, by grace delivered
Title: O Lord, by Grace Delivered
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Psalm 30
Topic: The Christian Life: God's Refreshing Grace; God: Faithfulness of
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NOEL
Arranger: Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: F Major

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