I waited meekly for the Lord, Till He vouchsafed a kind reply

I waited meekly for the Lord, Till He vouchsafed a kind reply

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1 I waited meekly for the Lord,
Till He vouchsaf'd a kind Reply;
Who did His gracious Ear afford,
And heard from Heav'n my humble Cry.
2 He took me from the dismal Pit,
When founder'd deep in miry Clay;
On solid Ground He plac'd my Feet,
And suffer'd not my Steps to stray.

3 The Wonders He for me has wrought,
Shall fill my Mouth with Songs of Praise;
And others, to his Worship brought,
To Hopes of like Deliv'rance raise.
4 For Blessings shall that Man reward,
Who on th' Almighty Lord relies;
Who treats the Proud with Disregard,
And hates the Hypocrite's Disguise.

5 Who can the Wond'rous works recount,
Which Thou, O God, for us hast wrought?
The Treasures of thy Love surmount
The Pow'r of Numbers, Speech and Thought.
6 I've learnt, that Thou hast not desir'd
Off'rings and Sacrifice alone;
Nor Blood of guiltless Beasts requir'd,
For Man's Transgression to atone.

7 I therefor come - come to fulfil
The Oracles thy Books impart:
8 'Tis my Delight to do thy Will;
Thy Law is written in my Heart.

Part II

9 In full Assemblies I have told
Thy Truth and Righteousness at large;
Nor did, Thou know'st, my Lips with-hold
From uttering what Thou gav'st in Charge;
10 Nor kept within my Breast confin'd
Thy Faithfulness, and saving Grace;
But preach'd thy Love, for all design'd,
That All might That, and Truth, embrace.

11 Then let those Mercies I declar'd
to others, Lord, extend to me:
Thy loving Kindness my Reward,
Thy Truth my safe Protection be.
12 For I with Troubles am distress'd,
Too vast and numberless to bear;
Nor less with Loads of Guilt oppress'd,
That plunge and sink me to Despair.
As soon, alas! I may recount
The Hairs on this afflicted Head;
My vanquish'd Courage they surmount,
And fill my drooping Soul with Dread.

Part III

13 But, Lord, to my Relief draw near;
For never was more pressing Need:
In my Deliv'rance, Lord, appear,
And add to that Deliv'rance Speed.
14 Confusion on their Heads return,
Who to destroy my soul combine;
Let them, defeated, blush and mourn,
Ensnar'd in their own vile Design.

15 Their Doom let Desolation be,
With Shame their Malice be repaid,
Who mock'd my Confidence in Thee,
And Sport of my Affliction made:
16 While those, who humbly seek thy Face,
To joyful Triumphs shall be rais'd;
And all, who prize thy saving Grace,
With me resound, the Lord be prais'd.

17 Thus, wretched tho' I am, and poor,
Of me th' Almighty Lord takes Care:
Thou, God, who only canst restore,
To my Relief with Speed repair.



Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XL

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First Line: I waited meekly for the Lord, Till He vouchsafed a kind reply
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from various authors, chiefly designed for public worship (4th ed.) #24Page Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XLTextPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #79TextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d150
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d58
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d151
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #74bPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P40Page Scan
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d127
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P40.1Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P40aPage Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P40aPage Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #34Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S34Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d127
The National Psalmist #d76
The Victory #d162
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XL.IPage Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d187



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