To God with mournful voicePublished in 7 hymnals
1 To God with mournful Voice
in deep Distress I pray'd;
2 Made him the Umpire of my Cause,
my Wrongs before Him laid.
3 Thou didst my Steps direct,
when my griev'd Soul despair'd;
For where I thought to walk secure,
they had their Traps prepar'd.
4 I look'd but found no Friend
to own me in Distress;
All Refuge fail'd, no Man vouchsaf'd
his Pity or Redress.
5 To God at last I pray'd,
thou, Lord, my Refuge art,
My Portion in the Land of Life,
'till Life itself depart.
6 Reduc'd to greatest Straits,
to Thee I make my Moan;
O save me from oppressive Foes,
for me too pow'rful grown,
7 That I may praise thy Name,
my Soul from Prison bring;
Whilst of thy kind Regard to me,
assembled Saints shall sing.
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXLII
To God with mournful voice. Tate & Brady. [Psalm cxlii.] In the New Version, 1696, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1836 it was re-written by J. Hall or E. Osier, probably the latter, and included in the Mitre Hymn Book, as,
"In deep distress to God
I poured my care and grief,"
in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence passed, without alteration, into the Festival Hymn Book, 1875, No. 634. The version of Ps. cxx. in the Mitre Hymn Book in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, beginning,
"In deep distress to God I cried
And He aveng'd my wrongs,"
was by E. Oder, and is also found in his Church and King, 1836-37, p. 137, for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXLII||To God with mournful Voice||To God with mournful Voice||Psalm 142||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #297||To God with mournful Voice||To God with mournful Voice||Psalm 142||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d163||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1834|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #4c||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1835|
|A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P142||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1842|
|The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #142||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1789|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CXLII||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||Psalm 142||1793|