Have mercy, Lord, on me, For thou my Judge shalt be

Have mercy, Lord, on me, For thou my Judge shalt be

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
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1 Have mercy, Lord on me,
for thou my Judge shalt be,
My Hopes in thee remaining,
Oh! to my humble Pray'r
bow down thy gracious Ear.
Be thou my Cause sustaining;
How long with vain Design,
will ye my foes combine,
In wrathful Indignation?
How long destructive Lies
maliciously devise,
To blot my Reputation.

3 Consider that the Just,
who place in God their Trust,
Are still by him protected;
The Lord my voice will hear,
and grant my humble pray'r,
Whene'er to him directed.
Oh! stand ye then in Awe
of his most sacred Law,
Reflect with deep Contrition;
Flee ev'ry Thing that's Ill,
and humble to his Will,
Your Hearts in low Submission.

3 Amidst thine anxious Cares,
and Soul distressing Fears,
To GOD pray without ceasing;
Sue for his heav'nly Grace,
and offer Righteousness,
A Sacrifice well pleasing.
While Sinners restless grow,
more prosp'rous Times to know,
In Discontent complaining;
LORD, let thy Face divine,
on me with Glory shine,
Thy Mercy me sustaining.

4 So to my grateful Heart,
thy Goodness shall impart,
More true and lasting Pleasure
Than theirs who seek to find
their Joy and Peace of Mind,
In Stores of worldly Treasure.
With thy Protection blest,
I'll teak my needful Rest,
My Head in Peace reclining;
Securely I'll repose,
not fear, tho' all my Foes,
Against me are combining.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #IV

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: Have mercy, Lord, on me, For thou my Judge shalt be
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate & Brady's New Version, "O Lord, that art my righteous Judge"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



GENEVAN 3 is the first of some fourteen tunes in the Psalter Hymnal credited to Louis Bourgeois (b. Paris, France, c. 1510; d. Paris, 1561), who was the primary musical editor of the Genevan Psalter. In both his early and later years Bourgeois wrote French songs to entertain the rich, but in the his…

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