Scripture Verse

O God, in the multitude of Thy mercy hear me, in the truth of Thy salvation. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Psalm 69:13–14

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham, A New Me­tri­cal Ver­sion of the Psalms 1829.

Music: Mi­nal, Ger­man cho­rale, ar­ranged by Con­rad Koch­er (1786–1872), in Car­mi­na Sac­ra, by Lo­well Ma­son, (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 45 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wrang­ham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Conrad Kocher
(1786–1872)

Lyrics

To Thee, great God, I make my prayer;
Do Thou my supplications hear;
Let me not sink, o’erwhelmed in grief,
But kindly send my soul relief.

O let me now Thy goodness prove,
Thy tender mercies, and Thy love;
Turn not away, O Lord, Thy face,
But hear, and heal me with Thy grace.

So shall my song to Thee arise,
Thy praise shall echo through the skies;
Through all the earth will I proclaim
The greatness of Jehovah’s name.