No Longer, Lord, Do Thou Despise Me

No longer, Lord, despise me

Author: Edward A. Collier
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. No longer, Lord, despise me,
Nor in Thy wrath chastise me,
Thy mercy I implore:
How long Thine anger cherish!
Consumed thereby I perish;
My soul is troubled sore.

2. To me, O Lord, returning,
Save Thou, with pity yearning.
Shall death Thy mem'ry keep?
Or shall the grave confess Thee?
Or I give thanks and bless Thee,
While day and night I weep?

3. Thro' weeping unavailing
My very eyes are failing;
But now, depart from me
All ye the evil choosing;
The Lord, no more refusing,
Hath heard my tearful plea.

4. The Lord will ever hear me,
And when I pray be near me,
To put my foes to shame;
Turned back, no more to grieve me,
They suddenly shall leave me.
All glory to His Name!

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #435

Author: Edward A. Collier

Collier, Edward Augustus, a Congregational Minister at Kinderhook, New York State, is the author of "Thou, Lord, art God alone" (Holy Trinity) in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: No longer, Lord, despise me
Title: No Longer, Lord, Do Thou Despise Me
Author: Edward A. Collier
Language: English



GENEVAN 6 was composed or adapted to be sung to Clement Marot's versification of Psalm 6 in the 1542 edition of the Genevan Psalter. This tune is one of the few in the Genevan Psalter to include a melisma, a syllable set to more than one note. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985 for the…

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