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626. O Lord, by Grace Delivered

1 O Lord, by grace delivered,
I now with songs extol;
my foes you have not suffered
to glory o'er my fall.
O Lord, my God, I sought you,
and you did heal and save;
you, Lord, from death did ransom
and keep me from the grave.

2 His holy name remember;
you saints, Jehovah praise;
his anger lasts a moment,
his favor all our days;
for sorrow, like a pilgrim,
may tarry for a night,
but joy the heart will gladden
when dawns the morning light.

3 In prosp'rous days I boasted;
unmoved I shall remain;
for, Lord, by your good favor
my cause you did maintain;
I soon was sorely troubled,
for you did hide your face;
I cried to you, Jehovah,
I sought Jehovah's grace.

4 What profit if I perish,
if life you do not spare?
Shall dust repeat your praises,
shall it your truth declare?
O Lord, on me have mercy,
and my petition hear;
that you may be my helper,
in mercy, Lord, appear.

5 My grief is turned to gladness,
to you my thanks I raise,
who have removed my sorrow
and girded me with praise;
and now, no longer silent,
my heart your praise will sing;
O Lord, my God, forever
my thanks to you I bring.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, by grace delivered
Title: O Lord, by Grace Delivered
Meter: C.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Christian Life: God's Refreshing Grace; God: Faithfulness of
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.
Tune Information
Name: NOEL
Arranger: Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: F Major

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