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O thou who when we did complain

O thou who when we did complain

Author: Samuel Wesley
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Thou, who when I did complain,
Didst all my Griefs remove,
O Saviour, do not now disdain
My humble Praise and Love.

2 Since thou a pitying Ear didst give
And hear me when I pray'd,
I'll call upon thee while I live,
And never doubt thy aid.

3 Pale Death with all his ghastly Train
My Soul incompast round,
Anguish and Sin, and Dread and Pan
On every side I found.

4 To thee, O Lord of Life, I pray'd
And did for Succour flee:
O save (in my Distress I said)
The Soul that trusts in thee!

5 How good thou art1 How large thy Grace!
How easy to forgive!
The helpless thou delight'st to raise:
And by thy Love I live.

5 Then, O my Soul, be never more
With anxious Thoughts distrest,
God's bounteoous Love doth thee restore
To Ease and Joy and Rest.

7 My Eyes no longer drown'd in Tears
My Feet from falling free,
Redeem'd from Death and guilty Fears
O Lord, I'll live to thee!

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #VII

Author: Samuel Wesley

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Text Information

First Line: O thou who when we did complain
Author: Samuel Wesley

Notes

O Thou, Who when I did complain. C. Wesley, sen. [Ps. cxvi.] First published, together with other Psalm-versions, in his Pious Communicant Rightly Prepared, 1700, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in full in J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns Charlestown, 1736-7, No. 7; in the Wesley Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739; in the Wesley Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 123; and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, revised edition, 1875. In this last it forms Pt. i. of No. 614. To it Pt. i. is added, beginning "What shall I render to my God?" which is a cento from C. Wesley's rendering of Psalms cxvi. published from his manuscript in the Poetical Works, vol. viii., p. 200. Pt. i. is in several collections; but Pt. ii. is confined to the Wesleyan Hymn Book. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d646

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d650

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d649

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #851

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #VII

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #157

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #157

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #893

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New Hymn and Tune book #105a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #105a

The Christian Lyre #d305

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The Heart and Voice #184b

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The Jubilee Harp #633

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #662

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The Tribute of Praise #662

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The Tribute of Praise #656

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