How long shall I repine

How long shall I repine

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

Audio files: MIDI

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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Hast thou withdrawn from me?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?
How long shall anxious Thoughts
My Heart with Grief oppress?
How long my Foes insult,
And I have no Redress?

2 Oh! to my longing Eyes
Restore thy wonted Light;
And soon, or I shall sleep
In everlasting Night.
Restore me, lest they boast
'Twas their own Strength o'ercame;
Lest those who vex my Soul,
Should triumph in my shame.

3 Since I my Trust have plac'd
Beneath thy Mercy's Wing,
Thy Help will come, and then
My Heart with Joy shall sing:
Then shall my Song, inspir'd,
To thee, my GOD, ascend,
Who to thy Soul, distress'd,
Such Bounty didst extend.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #XIII

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