764. When overwehlemd with grief

1 When overwhelmed with grief,
My heart within me dies;
Helpless, and far from all relief,
To heaven I lift mine eyes.

2 O, lead me to the Rock,
That's high above my head;
And make the covert of thy wings
My shelter and my shade.

3 Within thy presence, Lord,
Forever I'll abide;
Thou art the tower of my defense,
The refuge where I hide.

4 Thou givest me the lot
Of those that fear thy name;
If endless life be their reward,
I shall possess the same.

Text Information
First Line: When overwehlemd with grief
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Guidance and Protection
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Meter: S. M.
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #236, 89, or 403.

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