1165. Day After Day I Sought the Lord

1. Day after day I sought the Lord,
And waited patiently;
Until He bent down from His throne,
And hearkened to my cry.

2. He drew me from the fearful pit,
And from the miry clay;
He placed my feet upon a rock,
And led me in His way.

3. He taught my soul a new-made song,
A song of holy praise,
All they who see these things, with fear
Their hopes to God shall raise.

4. Most blessèd is the man whose hope
Upon the Lord relies;
Who follows not the proud, nor those
That turn aside to lies.

5. O Lord, what wonders hast Thou wrought,
All number far above!
Thy thoughts to us-ward overflow
With mercy, grace, and love.

6. Show forth Thy mercy, gracious Lord;
O take it not away!
Thy loving kindness and Thy truth,
Let them be still my stay.

7. For countless sorrows hem me round;
And my iniquities
So hold me fast, and drag me down,
I cannot raise my eyes.

8. My hairs in number they surpass;
Hence is my heart dismayed;
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to rescue me!
O hasten to my aid.

9. Let those who seek Thee faithfully
In peace and joy abide;
Let those who love Thy grace still say,
The Lord be magnified.

10. Poor am I, and in need; yet God
Care of my soul doth take.
Thou art my help; my Savior Thou;
Lord, no long tarrying make.

Text Information
First Line: Day after day I sought the Lord
Title: Day After Day I Sought the Lord
Author: Julius C. Hare (1839)
Meter: CM
Source: Portions of the Psalms in English Verse, 1839
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: BANGOR, William Tans'ur, 1734
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ABERDEEN
Composer (attributed to): Andrew Tait (1749)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 12351 27132 54321
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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