Amidst thy wrath remember loveAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 54 hymnals
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1 Amidst thy wrath remember love,
Restore thy servant, Lord;
Nor let a Father’s chast'ning prove
Like an avenger’s sword.
2 Thine arrows stick within my heart,
My flesh is sorely prest;
Between the sorrow and the smart
My spirit finds no rest.
3 My sins a heavy load appear,
And o’er my head are gone;
Too heavy they for me to bear,
Too hard for me t’atone.
4 My thoughts are like a troubled sea,
That sinks my comforts down;
And I go mourning all the day
Beneath my Father’s frown.
5 Lord, I am weaken'd and dismay'd,
None of my pow'rs are whole:
My wounds with piercing anguish bleed,
The anguish of my soul.
6 All my desire to thee are known,
Thine eye counts ev'ry tear,
And ev'ry sigh and every groan
Is noticed by thine ear.
7 Thou art my God, my only hope;
My God will hear my cry,
My God will bear my spirit up
When Satan bids me die.
[8 My foes rejoice whene'er I slide,
To see my virtue fail;
They raise their pleasure and their pride,
Whene'er their wiles prevail.
9 But I’ll confess my guilty ways,
And grieve for all my sin;
I’ll mourn how weak the seeds of grace,
And beg support divine.
10 My God, forgive my follies past,
And be for ever nigh;
O Lord of my salvation, haste,
Before thy servant die.]
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XXXVIII
Amidst Thy wrath, remember love. I. Watts. [Ps. xxxviii.] First published in his Psalms of David, 1719, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, with the title "Guilt of Conscience and Relief; or Repentance and Prayer for Pardon and Health." Various arrangements of stanzas are given in modern hymnals, no collection repeating it in its full form. In America it is generally known as "Amid Thy wrath," &c.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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