My Grieving Soul Revive, O Lord

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1 My grieving soul revive, O Lord,
according to Thy word;
to Thee my ways I have declared,
and Thou my prayer hast heard.

2 Teach me to know Thy holy way
and think upon Thy deeds;
in grief I ask for promised grace
according to my needs.

3 Keep me from falsehood, let Thy law
with me in grace abide;
the way of faithfulness I choose,
Thy precepts are my guide.

4 I cleave unto Thy truth, O Lord;
from shame deliver me;
in glad obedience I will live
through strength bestowed by Thee.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #119D

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First Line: My grieving soul revive, O Lord
Title: My Grieving Soul Revive, O Lord
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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