Attend, and mark the solemn fast
which to the Lord is dear;
Disdain the false unhallowed mask
which vain dissemblers wear.
Do I delight In sorrow’s dress?
saith he who reigns above;
The hanging head and rueful look,
will they attract my love?
Let such as feel oppression’s load
thy tender pity share:
And let the helpless, homeless poor,
be thy peculiar care.
Go, bid the hungry orphan be
with thy abundance blest;
Invite the wand’rer to thy gate,
and spread the couch of rest.
Let him who pines with piercing cold
by thee be warmed and clad;
Be thine the blissful task to make
the downcast mourner glad.
Then, bright as morning, shall come forth,
in peace and joy, thy days;
And glory from the Lord above
shall shine on all thy ways.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases
Attend, and mark the solemn fast. John Logan and John Morison. [True Fasting.] First appeared as No. 28 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781, as a version of Isaiah lviii. 5-9, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. In the public worship edition of that year issued by the Church of Scotland and still in use unaltered save stanza vi., l. i. In the markings by the eldest daughter of W. Cameron (q. v.), given as the joint production of Logan and Morison. From the 1781 it has passed into a few modern hymnals, and is included as No. 65 in Rorison's Hymns adapted to the Church Services, 1860. In the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, stanza ii.-vi., beginning, "Do I delight in sorrow's dress," were included as No. 1148, while stanzas iii.-vi., beginning, "Let such as feel oppression's load," were included as No. 769 in Campbell's Companion Hymn Book, 1837. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #366||Attend and mark the solemn fast||1872|
|Hymns, Principles of Faith, Church Order, and Divine Services, or Occasional liturgy; for the use of Messiah's Church #13||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||1860|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R28||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||Isaiah 58:5-9: Attend, and mark the solemn fast||8,6,8,6||Isaiah 58:5-9||1800|
|The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #162||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||1849|
|The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #606||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||1850|
|The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d33||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||John Morison; John Logan||1834|
|The Harp #942||Attend, and mark the solemn fast||1856|