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Poland 86

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Timothy Swan, 1785
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
God of my life, look gently down,
Behold the pains I feel;
But I am dumb before Thy throne,
Nor dare dispute Thy will.


GOD of my life, look gently down,, Stanza 1
2
Iím but a sojourner below,
As all my fathers were;
May I be well prepared to go
When I the summons hear.


GOD of my life, look gently down,, Stanza 6
3
But if my life be spared awhile,
Before my last remove,
Thy praise shall be my busíness still
And Iíll declare Thy love.


GOD of my life, look gently down,, Stanza 7