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 (1 - 61 of 61)

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d88

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d109

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #527

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d220

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #167

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d124

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P13.1

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P13a

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d107

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #414

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d449

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

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

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P13.1

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #629

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #629

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #629

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #629

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #629

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1008

The Christian Lyre #d151

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #591

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The Cyber Hymnal #2476

The Modern Psalmist #d107

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #134

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #376

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XIIIa

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P13a

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #22a

The Psaltery #d109

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d399

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #571

The Thanksgiving #d95

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