1. To thee, for succor, in distress,
I lift my longing eyes;
Oh! thou omnipotent, supreme!
Who dwell'st above the skies.
2. As servants, eye their master's hand,
Their mistresses; the maids;
So to the Lord, our God, we look,
For his reviving aids.
3. Have mercy upon us, O Lord,
Oh! pity to us show;
For loaded with most base contempt,
We feel the depth of woe.
4. From those that live at ease, our soul
Is greatly filled with scorn;
And the vile insult of the proud,
We heavily have borne.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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