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Weary, Lord, of struggling here

Full Text

1 Weary, Lord, of struggling here
With this constant doubt and fear,
Burdened by the pains I bear,
And the trials I must share—
Help me, Lord, again to flee
To the rest that’s found in Thee.

2 Weakened by the wayward will
Which controls, yet cheats me still;
Seeking something undefined
With an earnest, darkened mind—
Help me, Lord again to flee
To the light that breaks from Thee.

3 Fettered by this earthly scope
In the reach and aim of hope,
Fixing thought in narrow bound
Where no living truth is found—
Help me, Lord, again to flee
To the hope that’s fixed in Thee.

4 Fettered, burdened, wearied, weak,
Lord, once more Thy grace I seek;
Turn, O turn me not away,
Help me, Lord, to watch and pray—
That I never more may flee
From the rest that’s found in Thee.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10085

Author: Anson D. F. Randolph

Randolph, Anson Davis Fete, was born at Woodbridge, New Jersey, Oct. 18, 1820, and subsequently became a publisher and bookseller in New York. His Hopefully Waiting and other Verses were published in 1861. His hymn "Weary, Lord, of struggling here" (Desiring to Depart), was written in 1849, and first printed in the New York Independent. It was repeated in his Hopefully Waiting, &c, 1867, and is in a few collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary, Lord, of struggling here
Author: Anson D. F. Randolph

Tune

ARFON (Minor)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10085
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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