88. When pain and anguish seize me, Lord

When pain and anguish seize me, Lord,
all my support is from your word:
my soul despairs in heaviness;
uphold me with your strengthening grace!

The wicked hate me with no cause,
they hate to see me love your laws;
but I will trust and love your name
till pride and malice die in shame.

Your precepts make me truly wise;
I’ll spurn vain thoughts that may arise;
I will not take a sinner’s road;
I yield me to your law, O God.

Text Information
First Line: When pain and anguish seize me, Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Publication Date: 2014
Meter: LM
Scripture: Psalm 119:28; Psalm 119:51; Psalm 119:69; Psalm 119:78; Psalm 119:104; Psalm 119:110-113; Psalm 119:143; Psalm 119:161
Source: Psalm 119, 17th Part, 4th Part, alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Walker (attr.) (1854)
Meter: LM
Key: d minor

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