1 Firm was my health, my day was bright,
And I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night;
Fondly I said within my heart,
Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.
2 But I forgot thine arm was strong,
Which made my mountain stand so long:
And when thy face was turn'd aside,
My health was gone, my comforts died.
3 Hear me, O God of grace! I said,
And raise me from among the dead:
Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt;
Thy pard'ning love remov'd my guilt.
4 I will extol thee, Lord, on high:
At thy command diseases fly:
Who but a God can speak and save
From the dark borders of the grave?
5 Thine anger but a moment stays;
Thy love is life and length of days:
Though grief and tears the night employ,
The morning-star restores the joy.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #433
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1541||Firm Was My Health||Firm was my health, my day was bright||AMES||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|