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HOPE IN DESPAIR




Encompass'd with clouds of distress,
Just ready all hope to resign,
I pant for the light of thy face.
And fear it will never be mine;


Disheartened with waiting so long,
I sink at thy feet with my load:
All-plaintive I pour out my song,
And stretch forth my hands unto God.


If sometimes I strive as I mourn,
My hold on thy promise to keep,
The billows more fiercely return,
And plunge mc again in the deep:


Speak, Saviour, for sweet is thy voice;
Thy presence is fair to behold;
Attend to my sorrows and cries,
And groanings that cannot be told.


While harassed and cast from thy sight,
The tempter suggests with a roar,
"The Lord has forsaken thee quite:
Thy God will be gracious no more."


Yet, Lord, if thy love hath design'd
No covenant blessing for me,
Ah! tell me, how is it I find,
Some sweetness in waiting for thee?


Shine, Lord, and my terrors shall cease;
The blood of atonement apply;
And lead me to Jesus for peace.
The rock that is higher than I


Almighty to rescue thou art:
Thy grace is my shield and my tow'r;
Come, succor and gladden my heart,
Let this be the day of thy pow'r,

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 77:7-10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 347
      MUSIC
      Name: WAREHAM
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1738
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
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