53. Long have I sat beneath the sound

1 Long have I sat beneath the sound
Of thy salvation, Lord;
But still how weak my faith is found,
And knowledge of Thy Word!

2 My Hope, my Portion, and my God,
How little art Thou known
By all the judgments of Thy rod,
And blessings of Thy throne!

3 How cold and feeble is my love
How negligent my fear!
How low my hope of joys above!
How few affections there!

4 Great God, Thy sovereign power impart
To give Thy Word success;
Write Thy salvation in my heart,
And make me learn Thy grace.

5 Show my forgetful feet the way
That leads to joys on high;
There knowledge grows without decay,
And love shall never die.

Text Information
First Line: Long have I sat beneath the sound
Author: Watts (1709, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship; Worship: Public Worship; Sexagesima Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #91 or #253
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index: Isaac Smith, 1770

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