Great God, attend to my complaint

Great God, attend to my complaint

Author: Joel Barlow
Tune: MALVERN (Mason)
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God, attend to my complaint,
Nor let my drooping spirit faint;
When foes in secret spread the snare,
Let my salvation be thy care.

2 Shield me without and guard within,
From treach'rous foes and deadly sin;
May envy, lust, and pride depart,
And heav'nly grace expand my heart.

3 Thy justice and thy pow'r display,
And scatter far thy foes away;
While list'ning nations learn thy word,
And saints triumphant bless the Lord.

4 Than shall thy church exalt her voice,
And all that love thy name rejoice;
By faith approach thine awful throne,
And plead the merits of thy Son.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.LXIV

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God, attend to my complaint
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d52

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #117a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #109

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d246

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d244

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