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
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)