LORD, to you my soul is liftedVersifier: Stanley M. Wiersma (1980)
Tune: GENEVAN 25
Published in 6 hymnals
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|First Line:||LORD, to you my soul is lifted|
|Title:||LORD, to You My Soul Is Lifted|
|Versifier:||Stanley M. Wiersma (1980)|
|Copyright:||© 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resouces|
A prayer for God's mercies when suffering affliction for sins and when enemies seize the opportunity to attack.
st. 1 = vv. 1-7
st. 2 = vv.8-15
st. 3 = vv. 16-22
Enfeebled and distracted by illness or some other affliction (vv. 16¬-18), the psalmist in his distress recognizes the hand of God. But the affliction has also emboldened enemies to take advantage of the psalmist's weakened condition (v. 19), perhaps seeking to discredit him publicly through mischievous slander. In such traits, the psalmist encourages us also to humbly ask God for forgiveness and for Instruction and guidance into right ways (st. 1), to appeal to God's covenant faithfulness toward those who are faithful (st. 2), and to plead for deliverance from affliction and for relief from the opportunistic attacks of enemies (st. 3). Stanley Marvin Wiersma (b. Orange City, IA, 1930; d. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1986) versified Psalm 25 in 1980 for the Psalter Hymnal.
Wiersma was a poet and professor of English at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1959 until his sudden death in 1986. He attended Calvin as an under¬graduate and received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1959. His love for the Genevan psalms is reflected in the two books of poetry for which he is most widely known: Purpaleanie and Other Permutations (1978) and Style and Class (1982), both written under the pseudonym Sietze Buning. He also wrote More Than the Ear Discovers: God in the Plays of Christopher Fry and translated many Dutch poems and hymn texts into English, including the children's hymns published in All Will Be New (1982).
When personal or communal distress forces the Christian to turn to a gracious Lord–especially when the distress appears to discredit the church.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #420||Lord, to you my soul is lifted||Lord, to You My Soul Is Lifted (Psalm 25)||GENEVAN 25||Stanley Wiersma||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||Psalm 25; Deuteronomy 4:31; Nehemiah 9:31||2013||Confession | ; Forgiveness | ; God's Covenant with Israel | ; Repentance | ; Will of God ||
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #625||LORD, to you my soul is lifted||LORD, to You My Soul Is Lifted||GENEVAN 25||Stanley Wiersma, 1930-1986||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||Psalm 25; Psalm 25:1-7; Psalm 25:8-15; Psalm 25:16-22||2013||Election | ; Humility | ; Lament | General; Love | God's Love for Us; Hymns That Are Prayer | ; Waiting | ; Elements of Worship | Confession|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #178||Lord, to You my soul is lifted||Lord, to You My Soul Is Lifted||GENEVAN 25||Stanley Wiersma||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206||Psalm 25||1990||Supplication ||
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #25D||LORD, to you my soul is lifted||LORD, to You My Soul Is Lifted||GENEVAN 25||Stanley Wiersma, 1930-1986||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||Psalm 15||2012||Acrostic Psalms | ; Affliction | ; Biblical Names and Places | Israel; Church Year | Advent; Elements of Worship | Baptism; Elements of Worship | Confession (Individual); Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Elements of Worship | Prayer for Illumination; Forgiveness | ; God | Daily Experience of; God | Trust in; God as | Guide; God as | Judge; God's | Compassion; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Forgiveness; God's | Friendship; God's | Promises; God's | Protection; God's | Way; Grace | ; Guilt | ; Hope | ; Humility | ; Jesus Christ | Friend of Sinners; Jesus Christ | Parables of; Joy | ; Lament | Individual; Life Stages | Youth; Loneliness | ; Mercy | ; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; Prayer | ; Renewal | ; Rest | ; Salvation | ; Shame | ; The Fall | ; Trust | ; Truth | ; Worship | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, September 24-October 1 | ; Year B, Lent, 1st Sunday | ; Year C, Advent, 1st Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost,|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #25||LORD, to you my soul is lifted||LORD, to You My Soul Is Lifted||GENEVAN 25||Stanley Wiersma||87 87 78 78||Psalm 25||1987||Deliverance | ; Love | God's Love to Us; Profession of Faith | ; Return of Christ | ; Advent | ; Afflictions | ; Confession of Sin | ; Grace | ; Humility | ; Lord's Supper | ; Ministry & Service | ; Sanctification ||
|Small Church Music #6250||Lord, to You my soul is lifted||Genevan 25||GENEVAN 25||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199|