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O Lord, to my relief draw near

O Lord, to my relief draw near

Tune: GENEVAN 25
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O LORD! to my Relief draw near.
For never was more Need;
In my Defence do thou appear,
O GOD, and come with Speed.
On them let Shame return,
Who to destroy my Soul combine;
O let them blush and mourn,
Defeated in their base Design.

2 Their Doom let Desolation be,
Their Malice be repaid,
Who mock'd my Confidence in thee,
And me their Pastime made.
While Those who seek thy Face,
To joyful Triumphs shall be rais'd,
And all who prize thy Grace,
Shall sing with me, the LORD be prais'd.

5 Thus wretched tho' I am, and poor,
The LORD of me takes Care;
Thou GOD, who only can'st restore,
To my Relief repair!

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LXX

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, to my relief draw near
Copyright: Public Domain



Louis Bourgeois's (PHH 3) GENEVAN 25 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal. One of the most beautifully constructed Genevan tunes, 25 is noted especially for its rhythmic interest and form (AABC). Like…

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The Psalms of David #LXX

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