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O Lord, thou hast been favourable

O Lord, thou hast been favorable

Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou hast been favourable, Lord,
to thy beloved land;
Jacob’s captivity thou hast
recalled with mighty hand.
2 Thou pardoned thy people hast
all their iniquities;
thou all their trespasses and sins
hast covered from thine eyes.

3 Thou hast thine anger all withdrawn,
turned from thy furiousness;
4 O God of our salvation, turn
and cause thy wrath to cease.
5 Shall thy displeasure thus endure
against us without end?
Wilt thou to generations all
thine anger still extend?

6 That in thee may thy people joy,
wilt thou not us revive?
7 Show us thy mercy, Lord, to us
do thy salvation give.
8 I’ll hear what God the Lord will speak:
to his folk he’ll speak peace,
and to his saints; but let them not
return to foolishness.

9 Surely to them that fear the Lord
is his salvation near;
that glory in our land again
a dweller may appear.
10 Truth met with mercy, righteousness
and peace kiss mutually:
11 truth springs from earth, and righteousness
looks down from heaven high.

12 Yea, what is good the Lord shall give;
our land shall yield increase:
13 justice, to set us in his steps,
shall go before his face.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P85a

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First Line: O Lord, thou hast been favorable
Title: O Lord, thou hast been favourable
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P85a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P85b

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