Trust in God Under Difficulties

Why, O my heart, these anxious cares

Author: Elizabeth Scott
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Why, O my heart, these anxious cares
Why these tumultuous sick'ning fears?
Why thus all pensive and forlorn,
Dost thou thy thick'ning troubles mourn,

2 When threat'ning storms around thee rise
And louring tempest spread the skies,
On God, my soul, thy burden cast,
And seek in him a peaceful rest.

3 If falshood and deciet abound,
And envy's darts in secret wound,
If earthly springs of comfort dry,
And ev'ry blooming joy should die;

4 Silent I'll bear thy chast'ning rod,
Thy just displeasure, O my GOD!
On thee I'll wait with eager eyes,
To thee my pray'r with hope shall rise.

5 Yes, I shall hear thy cheering voice;
In thee my soul shall yet rejoice;
Thou wilt reveal thy smiling face,
And hence these gloomy horrors chace,

6 Thou art my Saviour, thou my GOD!
Thy grace will I proclaim aborad;
That grace which bears my guilt away,
And turns the blackest night to day.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXXXIX

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Scott, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Independent Minister at Norwich, and sister of Thomas Scott, noted below, was born at Norwich about 1708. In 1751 she was married to Elisha Williams, who had been from 1726 to 1739 Rector of Yale College, U.S.A., and with him she proceeded to Connecticut. On the death of Mr. Williams she was married to the Hon. William Smith, of New York, who also predeceased her. She died at Wethersfield, Connecticut, June 13th, 1776. In connection with Miss Scott's hymns we are acquainted directly and indirectly with four manuscripts, each of which is interesting in itself. These are as follows:— i. The first manuscript is in the library of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Franklin Bowditch… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why, O my heart, these anxious cares
Title: Trust in God Under Difficulties
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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