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Have pity upon me, O God

Have pity upon me, O God

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1. Have pity, upon me, O God,
For men would me devour;
He daily driving for my hurt,
Oppresses me with power.
2. My watchful foes do, every day,
To swallow me, devise.
For they are many, O Most High,
That up against me rise.

3. When I'm afraid, I'll trust in thee.
4. In God I'll praise his word;
Nor fear what flesh can do to me,
For I trust in the Lord.
5, Each day, they wrest my words to speak,
A sense I never meant;
And, my destruction to contrive,
Their thoughts are wholly bent.

6. They meet together, and consult,
And secretly debate;
They strictly all my actions watch,
While for my soul they wait.
7. Shall they, by all their wickedness,
Escape thy dreadful frown;
O God, in thy just anger, cast,
This wicked people down.

8. Thou numberest all the wandering steps,
From place, to place, I've took;
Are not my tears all safe preserved,
And entered in thy book?
9. When'er I cry, my foes shall flee,
I know; for God's mine aid.
10. In God, the Lord, I'll praise his word,
On which my hopes are stayed.

11. In God I trust; and will not fear
What man can do to me.
12. Thy vows are upon me, O God,
I'll render praise to thee.
13. Thou, who hast saved my soul from death,
My feet from falls defend;
That I may live, and all my days
In thy blessed service spend.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have pity upon me, O God
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English



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