4374. My Soul Is Sad and Much Dismayed

1. My soul is sad and much dismayed;
See, Lord, what legions of my foes,
With fierce Apollyon at their head,
My heav’nly pilgrimage oppose!

2. See, from the over-burning lake
How like a smoky cloud they rise!
With horrid blasts my soul they shake,
With storms of blasphemies and lies.

3. Their fiery arrows reach the mark,
My throbbing heart with anguish tear;
Each lights upon a kindred spark,
And finds abundant fuel there.

4. I hate the thought that wrongs the Lord;
O, I would drive it from my breast,
With Thy own sharp two-edged sword,
Far as the east is from the west!

5. Come then, and chase the cruel host,
Heal the deep wounds I have received!
Nor let the pow’rs of darkness boast
That I am foiled, and Thou art grieved!

Text Information
First Line: My soul is sad and much dismayed
Title: My Soul Is Sad and Much Dismayed
Author: William Cowper (1779)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 20
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ABBOTSFORD
Composer: Anonymous (17th Century)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13134 54337 75754
Key: d minor
Source: Catholische Geistliche Gesänge (Andernach, Germany: 1608)
Copyright: Public Domain



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