523. I waited for the Lord most high

1 I waited for the Lord most high,
And he inclined to hear my cry;
He took me from destruction's pit
And from the miry clay;
Upon a rock he set my feet,
And stedfast made my way.

2 A new and joyful song of praise
He taught my thankful heart to raise;
And many, seeing me restored,
Shall fear the Lord and trust;
And blest are they that trust the Lord,
The humble and the just.

3 O Lord my God, how manifold
Thy wondrous works which I behold,
And all thy loving, gracious thought
Thou hast bestowed on man;
To count thy mercies I have sought,
But boundless is their span.


Text Information
First Line: I waited for the Lord most high
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 6. 8. 6.
Topic: Christian Life: God's Refreshing Grace; God: Mercies of; Grace: Refreshing (1 more...)
Source: The Psalter,, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 6. 8. 6.
Key: A♭ Major

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us