1 O God, to save me haste;
with speed, Lord, succour me.
2 Let them that for my soul do seek
shamed and confounded be:
3 turned back be they, and shamed,
that in my hurt delight.
Turned back be they, Ha, ha! that say,
their shaming to requite.
4 In thee let all be glad,
and joy that seek for thee:
let them who thy salvation love
say still, God praised be.
5 I poor and needy am;
come, Lord, and make no stay:
my help thou and deliverer art;
O Lord, make no delay.
Also called: WIRKSWORTH
WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…