1. How long wilt thou forget me, Lord?
Forever shall thy promise fail:
How long before thy Face afford
One beam of light, through this dark veil?
2. How long shall I in soul consult.
And daily sorrows wound my heart?
How long shall my proud foes insult.
And o'er me act the tyrant's part?
3. Consider, Lord, my piteous case,
Hear, O my God, the cries I make;
Mine eyes, enlighten with thy grace,
Lest death's deep sleep me overtake.
4. Lest my proud foe, with boasting voice,
Should say, against him I've prevailed;
And those that trouble me rejoice.
To see my steadfast hopes have failed.
5. But underneath thy saving wings,
My trust is ever firmly stayed;
Therefore my heart with gladness springs.
In prospect of thy promised aid.
6. With grateful heart, my songs of praise,
I'll humbly to the Lord address;
For he, according to his grace,
Dealt well with me in my distress.
A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752
|First Line:||How long wilt thou forget me, Lord? Forever shall thy promise fail|
|Place of Origin:||Marblehead, Massachusetts|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
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