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)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Source: Psalm 119, 17th Part, 4th Part, alt.
Tune Information
Name: DISTRESS
Composer: William Walker (attr.) (1854)
Meter: LM
Key: d minor



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