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Safe within thy fold

Representative Text

1 Remember not, O God,
the sins of long ago;
in tender mercy visit us,
distressed and humbled low.

2 O Lord, our Savior, help,
and glorify your name;
deliver us from all our sins
and take away our shame.

3 Then, safe within your fold,
we will exalt your name;
our thankful hearts with songs of joy
your goodness will proclaim.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #632

Text Information

First Line: Remember not, O God
Title: Safe within thy fold
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Scripture References: st.1 = Ps. 79:8 st.2 = Ps. 79:9 st.3 = Ps. 79:13 A versification of part of Psalm 79, "Remember Not, O God" comes from the 1912 Psalter with minor alterations. In lament style, this prayer asks for deliverance from sin and then vows to praise God forever. See PHH 79 for further commentary on Psalm 79. Liturgical Use: Service of confession and forgiveness. See also PHH 79. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Tune

GORTON (Beethoven)

The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning v…

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Glory to God #430

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Lift Up Your Hearts #632

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Psalms for All Seasons #79B

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #254

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The Cyber Hymnal #5765

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