1. Lord from the heart, and depth of woe,
My cry, to thee, I send.
2. Hear, Lord, my voice, and to my prayer,
O let thine ear attend.
3. Should'st thou, O Lord, observe our crimes,
Who could the trial bear ?
4. But there forgiveness is with thee,
That thou may'st be our fear.
5. My soul doth for Jehovah wait;
And I hope in his word.
6. No watchmen long for dawning light,
As my soul for the Lord.
7. Let Israel trust in God, the source
Of all redeeming grace;
8. Who will complete redemption grant,
And all their sins efface.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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