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Psalm 31:9-16

Representative Text

Refrain:
O Lord, You are my God, I trust in You.

1 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in distress.
Tears have wasted my eyes, my throat, and my heart.
2 For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighs.
Affliction has broken down my strength and my bones waste away.

Refrain

3 In the face of all my foes I am a reproach,
An object of scorn to my neighbors and of fear to my friends.
4 Those who see me in the street run far away from me.
I am like the dead, forgotten by all, like a thing thrown away.

Refrain

5 I have heard the slander of the crowd, fear is all around me,
As they plot together against me, as they plan to take my life.
6 But as for me, I trust in You, Lord, I say: You are my God.
My life is in Your hands deliver me from the hands of those who hate me.
7 Let Your face shine upon Your servant.
Save me in Your love.

Refrain

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Author: Ladies of the Grail

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Author (refrain): Hal H. Hopson

Hal H. Hopson (b. Texas, 1933) is a prolific composer, arranger, clinician, teacher and promoter of congregational song, with more than 1300 published works, especially of hymn and psalm arrangements, choir anthems, and creative ideas for choral and organ music in worship. Born in Texas, with degrees from Baylor University (BA, 1954), and Southern Baptist Seminary (MSM, 1956), he served churches in Nashville, TN, and most recently at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. He has served on national boards of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Choristers Guild, and taught numerous workshops at various national conferences. In 2009, a collection of sixty four of his hymn tunes were published in Hymns for Our Time:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, You are my God, I trust in you
Title: Psalm 31:9-16
Author: Ladies of the Grail
Author (refrain): Hal H. Hopson (1983)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Lord, You are my God
Copyright: Refrain text copyright © 1990 by Hope Publishing Company.; Text: Copyright © 1963 by Ladies of the Grail (England) Used by permissionof G.I.A. Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, exclusive agent. All rights reserved.

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #612

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #182

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