Oft did they vex me from my youthPublished in 3 hymnals
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 plow’d upon my back;
they long their furrows drew.
4 The righteous Lord did cut the cords
of the ungodly crew.
5 Let Sion’s haters all be turn’d
back with confusion.
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 blest.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P159||Psalm 129: Oft did they vex me from my youth||Oft did they vex me from my youth||8,6,8,6||Psalm 129||1800|
|The Psalms of David, in Metre: allowed by the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland and Used in Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church #d106||Oft did they vex me from my youth||1849|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #132a||Oft did they vex me from my youth||1865|