Day after day I sought the LordAuthor: Julius Charles Hare
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1. Day after day I sought the Lord,
And waited patiently;
Until He bent down from His throne,
And hearkened to my cry.
2. He drew me from the fearful pit,
And from the miry clay;
He placed my feet upon a rock,
And led me in His way.
3. He taught my soul a new-made song,
A song of holy praise,
All they who see these things, with fear
Their hopes to God shall raise.
4. Most blessèd is the man whose hope
Upon the Lord relies;
Who follows not the proud, nor those
That turn aside to lies.
5. O Lord, what wonders hast Thou wrought,
All number far above!
Thy thoughts to us-ward overflow
With mercy, grace, and love.
6. Show forth Thy mercy, gracious Lord;
O take it not away!
Thy loving kindness and Thy truth,
Let them be still my stay.
7. For countless sorrows hem me round;
And my iniquities
So hold me fast, and drag me down,
I cannot raise my eyes.
8. My hairs in number they surpass;
Hence is my heart dismayed;
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to rescue me!
O hasten to my aid.
9. Let those who seek Thee faithfully
In peace and joy abide;
Let those who love Thy grace still say,
The Lord be magnified.
10. Poor am I, and in need; yet God
Care of my soul doth take.
Thou art my help; my Savior Thou;
Lord, no long tarrying make.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1165
Day after day I sought the Lord. J. C. Hare. [Psalms xl.] This version of Psalms xl. in two parts; pt. ii. beginning, "Show forth Thy mercy, gracious Lord," appeared in his Portions of the Psalms in English Verse, Selected for Public Worship (Lond. J. W. Parker), 1839, pp. 56-7, each in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1875 both parts were included in an unaltered form in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 566.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Day after day I sought the Lord . J. C. Hare. [Ps. xl.] From his version of Ps. xl. in his Portions of the Psalms in English Verse, 1889, Pt. i., into The Methodist Hymn Book 1904. The second part of the same version begins "Shew forth Thy mercy, gracious Lord" (see p. 924, i.).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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