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Oft did they vex me from my youth

Oft did they vex me from my youth

Tune: ELGIN (32125)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oft did they vex me from my youth,
may Isr'el now declare;
2 Oft did they vex me from my youth,
yet not victorious were.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back;
they long their furrows drew.
4 The righteous Lord did cut the cords
of the ungodly crew.

5 Let Zion's haters all be turned
back with confüsion.
6 As grass on houses' tops be they,
which fades ere it be grown:
7 Whereof enough to fill his hand
the mower cannot find;
Nor can the man his bosom fill,
whose work is sheaves to bind.

8 Neither say they who do go by,
God's blessing on you rest:
We in the name of God the Lord
do wish you to be blessed.

Source: Foundations Psalter: 1650 Scottish Psalter #129

Text Information

First Line: Oft did they vex me from my youth
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Text

Foundations Psalter #129

TextPage Scan

The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P129

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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