In grief and fear to thee O LordAuthor: William Bullock
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1. In grief and fear, to Thee, O Lord,
We now for succor fly,
Thine awful judgments are abroad,
O shield us, lest we die!
2. The fell disease on every side
Walks forth with tainted breath;
And pestilence, with rapid stride,
Bestrews the land with death.
3. O look with pity on the scene
Of sadness and of dread,
And let Thine angel stand between
The living and the dead!
4. With contrite hearts to Thee, our king
We turn, who oft have strayed;
Accept the sacrifice we bring,
And let the plague be stayed.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2980
In grief and fear, to Thee, O Lord. W. Bullock. [In time of Trouble.] Appeared in his Songs of the Church, Halifax, N. Scotia, 1854, pp. 221-222, in 5 lines of 4 stanzas, entitled, "The Church in Plague or Pestilence," and based upon the words, "God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble." In 1861 it was given in Hymns Ancient & Modern; in 1863 in Kennedy, and again in many other collections, and usually with the omission of stanza iii., which reads:-—
"Our sins Thy dreadful anger raise,
Our deeds Thy wrath deserve; But we repent, and from Thy ways
We never more will swerve."
The Hymns Ancient & Modern text, with stanza i., line 3, thus: "And while Thy judgments are abroad," and the stanza above quoted, will give the original text. Its use is somewhat extensive.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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