Safe within thy fold

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1 Remember not, O God,
The sins of long ago;
In tender mercy visit us,
Distressed and humbled low.

2 O Lord, our Savior, help,
And glorify Thy Name;
Deliver us from all our sins
And take away our shame.

3 In Thy compassion hear
Thy prisoner's plaintive sigh,
And in the greatness of Thy power
Save those about to die.

4 Then, safe within Thy fold,
We will exalt Thy Name;
Our thankful hearts with songs of joy
Thy goodness will proclaim.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Remember not, O God
Title: Safe within thy fold
Language: English


Scripture References:
st.1 = Ps. 79:8
st.2 = Ps. 79:9
st.3 = Ps. 79:13

A versification of part of Psalm 79, "Remember Not, O God" comes from the 1912 Psalter with minor alterations. In lament style, this prayer asks for deliverance from sin and then vows to praise God forever. See PHH 79 for further commentary on Psalm 79.

Liturgical Use:
Service of confession and forgiveness. See also PHH 79.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning v…

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