How long, O Lord, shall I complain

How long, O Lord, shall I complain

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: AMES
Published in 61 hymnals

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How long, O Lord, shall I complain,
Like one that seeks his God in vain?
Canst thou thy face for ever hide,
And I still pray, and be denied?

Shall I for ever be forgot,
As one whom thou regardest not
Still shall my soul thine absence mourn,
And still despair of thy return?

How long shall my poor troubled breast
Be with these anxious thoughts oppressed?
And Satan, my malicious foe,
Rejoice to see me sunk so low?

Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief,
Before my death conclude my grief:
If thou withhold thy heav'nly light,
I sleep in everlasting night.

How will the powers of darkness boast,
If but one praying soul be lost!
But I have trusted in thy grace,
And shall again behold thy face.

Whate'er my fears or foes suggest,
Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest;
My heart shall feel thy love, and raise
My cheerful voice to songs of praise.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.25

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: How long, O Lord, shall I complain
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 61 of 61)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d88
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d109
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #527Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d220
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #167Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion #131Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d145
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion of the church of Christ: with an appendix of German hymns #131Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: suited to the various occasions of public worship and private devotion, of the church of Christ (6th ed.) #131Page Scan
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d124
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #434Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d132
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP13Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #361Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P13aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P13aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #p13aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P13.1Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P13aPage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #198Page Scan
Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: suited to the Christian Worship in the United States and allowed by the Synod of New York and New Jersey to be used in all the churches #27Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d107
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #414Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d449
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P13aPage Scan
Parish Psalmody #d300
Parish Psalmody #d308
Plymouth Collection #d26
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d338
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.25Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P13.1Page Scan
Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #126Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #629Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #629Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #629Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #629Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #629Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1008Page Scan
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #12Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1016Page Scan
The Christian Lyre #d151
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P13aPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P13aPage Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCCLXITextPage Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #25Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #591Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #2476TextScoreAudio
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #92Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d107
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #134Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #376Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P13Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XIIIaTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P13aTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #22aTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #13aPage Scan
The Psaltery #d109
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #336dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d399
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #571Page Scan
The Thanksgiving #d95
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