How long forgotten, Lord, by Thee

How long forgotten, Lord, by Thee

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Tune: LLEF
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How long forgotten, Lord, by Thee,
Forbidden still Thy face to see,
Shall I, by daily grief distressed,
Take counsel with my doubtful breast?

2 How long amidst triumphant foes,
Who mock my agonizing woes,
To Heaven’s high throne must I complain
And seek the Lord my God in vain?

3 Consider, Lord, and hear my cries,
Pour light upon my troubled eyes,
Lest, yielding up my weary breath,
I sleep the dreamless sleep of death.

4 Lest o’er my fall the foe rejoice,
And cry with loud exulting voice:
Lo where he lies, a trampled clod,
Who vainly trusted in his God.

5 But I will ever trust Thee, Lord;
My joy is in Thy saving Word:
Thy tender mercies will I bless,
And sing of all Thy righteousness.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9582

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How long forgotten, Lord, by Thee
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Griffith Hugh Jones (b. Ty Du, Llanberis, Wales, 1849; d. Rhiwddolion, Wales, 1919) composed LLEF in memory of his brother, Rev. D. H. Jones, and the tune was first sung (prior to publication) at a Cymanfa, a Welsh song festival. LLEF was first published in David Jenkins's Gemau Mawl (1890). The hau…

Go to tune page >


The Cyber Hymnal #9582
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #9582TextScoreAudio
Include 1 pre-1979 instance