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Faint is my head and sick my heart

Faint is my head and sick my heart

Author: George Herbert
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Faint is my head and sick my heart,
While thou dost ever ever stay!
Fix in my soul I feel the dart;
Groaning I feel it night and day;
Come, Lord, and shew thyself to me,
Or take me up to thee!

2 Canst thou withhold thy healing grace,
So kindly lavish of thy blood;
When swiftly trickling down thy face,
For sin the purple current flow'd.
Come, Lord, and shew thyself to me,
Or take me up to thee!

3 O loose this frame, life's knot untie;
That my free soul may use her wing,
Now pinion'd with mortality,
A weak entangled wretched thing.
Come, Lord, and shew thyself to me,
Or take me up to thee!

4 Why should I longer stay and groan?
The most of me to heav'n is fled:
My thoughts and joys are thither gone;
To all below I now am dead.
Come, Lord, and shew thyself to me,
Or take me up to thee!



Source: A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XXIX

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faint is my head and sick my heart
Author: George Herbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Lord, and shew thyself
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XXIX

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Harmonia Sacra #130

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The Lord's Songs #CCXXV

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