How long shall I repine

How long shall I repine

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [How long shall I repine]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 How long shall I repine?
LORD, must I ever mourn?
Hast thou withdrawn from me?
And wilt thou ne'er return?

2 How long shall anxious thoughts
My heart with grief oppress?
How long my foes insult,
And I have no redress?

3 Oh! to my longing eyes
Restore thy wonted light;
And soon, or I shall sleep
In everlasting night.

4 Restore me, lest they boast
'Twas their own strength o'ercame;
Lest those who vex my soul,
Should triumph in my shame.

5 Since I my trust have plac'd
Beneath thy mercy's wing;
Thy help will come, and then
My heart with joy shall sing:

6 Then shall my song, inspir'd,
To thee, my GOD, ascend,
Who to my soul distress'd,
Such bounty didst extend.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #13

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: How long shall I repine
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version
Language: English

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