"Hear me, O Lord! in my distress,
Hear me in truth and righteousness; 🙏
For, at Thy bar of judgment tried,
None living can be justified.
Lord! I have foes without, within,
The world, the flesh, indwelling sin,
Life's daily ills, temptation's power,
And Satan roaring to devour. 👹
These, these, my fainting soul surround,
My strength is smitten to the ground;
Like those long dead, beneath their weight,
Crush'd is my heart, and desolate. 💔
Yet in the gloom of silent thought,
I call to mind what God hath wrought, ☝
Thy wonders in the days of old,
Thy mercies great and manifold.
Ah! then to Thee I stretch my hands, 🙌
Like fainting streams through desert sands;
I thirst for thee, as harvest plains,
Parch'd by the summer, thirst for rains.
O let me not thus hopeless lie
Like one condemn'd at morn to die;
But with the morning may I see
Thy loving kindness visit me. 👼
Teach me Thy will, subdue my own;
Thou art my God, and Thou alone,
By Thy good Spirit guide me still,
Safe from all foes, to Zion's Hill.🕆
Release my soul from trouble, Lord,
Quicken and keep me by Thy word;
May all its promises be mine!
Thou art my portion, -- I am Thine." 🙏
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