Commemoration and Praise

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1 O Lord, by Thee delivered,
I Thee with songs extol;
My foes Thou hast not suffered
To glory o'er my fall.
O Lord, my God, I sought Thee,
And Thou didst heal and save;
Thou, Lord, from death didst ransom,
And keep me from the grave.

2 His holy Name remember,
Ye saints, Jehovah praise;
His anger lasts a moment,
His favor all our days;
For sorrow, like a pilgrim,
May tarry for a night,
But joy the heart will gladden
When dawns the morning light.

3 In prosperous days I boasted,
Unmoved I shall remain,
For, Lord, by Thy good favor
My cause Thou didst maintain;
I soon was sorely troubled,
For Thou didst hide Thy face;
I cried to Thee, Jehovah,
I sought Jehovah's grace.

4 What profit if I perish,
If life Thou dost not spare?
Shall dust repeat Thy praises,
Shall it Thy truth declare?
O Lord, on me have mercy,
And my petition hear;
That Thou mayst be my helper,
In mercy, Lord, appear.

5 My grief is turned to gladness,
To Thee my thanks I raise,
Who hast removed my sorrow
And girded me with praise;
And now, no longer silent,
My heart Thy praise will sing;
O Lord, my God, for ever
My thanks to Thee I bring.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, by Thee delivered
Title: Commemoration and Praise
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English

Tune

WHITFIELD (Anonymous)

Said to be a "Greek Air," CALCUTTA was one of the popular national tunes used by Dublin's Thomas Moore (1779-1852) in his Sacred Songs (1816). Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) adapted it for congregational singing and published it in his Church Hymns with Tunes (1874). The tune is named CALCUTTA because…

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of W├╝rtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5058
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Instances

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Rejoice in the Lord #96TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #5058TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #626TextPage Scan
Include 13 pre-1979 instances



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