Oft did they vex me from my youth

Oft did they vex me from my youth

Tune: ELGIN (32125)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Oft did they vex me from my youth,
may Israel now declare;
2 oft did they vex me from my youth,
yet not victorious were.
3 The ploughers ploughed upon my back;
they long their furrows made;
4 The righteous Lord did cut the cords
the wicked round me laid.

5 Let Zion’s haters all be turned,
into confusion thrown,
6 as grass on housetops let them be,
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 Nor is it said by passers by,
God’s blessing on you rest:
we in the Lord's most holy name
pray that ye may be blest.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P129

Text Information

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

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P129

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