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"How long, O God?" the psalmist cries

Author: Ralph F. Smith

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Text Information

First Line: "How long, O God?" the psalmist cries
Author: Ralph F. Smith
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 2003 Augsburg Fortress

Tune

LAND OF REST (American)

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune…

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