To God with mournful voicePublished in 7 hymnals
1 To God with mournful voice
In deep distress I pray'd;
Made him the umpire of my cause,
My wrongs before him laid.
2 Thou didst my steps direct,
When my griev'd soul despair'd;
For. where I thought to walk secure,
they had their traps prepar'd.
3 I look'd but found no friend
To own me in distress;
All refuge fail'd, no ,an vouchsaf'd
His pity or redress.
4 To God at last I pray'd,
Thou, Lord, my refuge art;
My portion in the land of life,
Till life itself depart.
5 Reduc'd to greatest straits,
To thee I make my moan;
O save me from oppressive foes,
For me too pow'rful grown.
6 That I may praise thy name,
My soul from prison bring;
Whilst of thy kind regard for me,
Assembled saints shall sing.
Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #142
To God with mournful voice. Tate & Brady. [Psalm cxlii.] In the New Version, 1696, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1836 it was re-written by J. Hall or E. Osier, probably the latter, and included in the Mitre Hymn Book, as,
"In deep distress to God
I poured my care and grief,"
in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence passed, without alteration, into the Festival Hymn Book, 1875, No. 634. The version of Ps. cxx. in the Mitre Hymn Book in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, beginning,
"In deep distress to God I cried
And He aveng'd my wrongs,"
was by E. Oder, and is also found in his Church and King, 1836-37, p. 137, for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXLII||To God with mournful Voice||To God with mournful Voice||Psalm 142||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #297||To God with mournful Voice||To God with mournful Voice||Psalm 142||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d163||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1834|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #4c||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1835|
|A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P142||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||1842|
|The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #142||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||Psalm 142||1789|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CXLII||To God, with mournful voice||To God, with mournful voice||Psalm 142||1793|