In Deep Despair I Cry to You

Paraphraser: Joy F. Patterson

Joy F. Patterson (b. 1931), of Wassau, Wisconsin, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church who has written many texts and tunes; twenty-nine are collected in Come, You People of the Promise (Hope Publishing, Co., 1994); another collection, Teach Our Eyes New Ways of Seeing, was published in 2005 (Selah). Patterson has enjoyed a varied career as a French professor, homemaker, and claim representative for the Social Security Administration. Sing! A New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In deep despair I cry to you
Title: In Deep Despair I Cry to You
Paraphraser: Joy F. Patterson
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1994, Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Tune

MORNING SONG (Dare)

MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted referen…

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Psalms for All Seasons #130E

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Sing! A New Creation #62

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