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My soul doth faint and ceaseth not thy




CAPH
My soul doth faint and ceaseth not
thy saving health to crave;
And for thy word's sake still I trust
my heart's desire to have.


My eyes do fail with looking for
thy word, and thus I say,
Oh, when wilt thou me comfort, Lord!
why dost thou thus delay?


Like as a bottle in the smoke,
so am I parched and dried:
Yet will I not out of my heart
let thy commandments slide.


How long, O Lord, shall I yet live
before I see the hour,
That on my foes which me torment
thy vengeance thou wilt pour?


Presumptuous men have dig-ed pits,
thinking to make me sure;
Thus quite contrary to thy law
my hurt they do procure.


But thy commandments are all true,
and causeless they me grieve;
To thee therefore I do complain,
that thou may'st me relieve.


Almost they had me clean destroyed,
and brought me quite to ground:
Yet by thy statutes I abode,
and therein succor found.


Restore me, Lord, again to life;
thy mercies do excel;
And so shall I thy statutes keep,
till death my life expel.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1560,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 119:81-88;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 119
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