In grief and fear to Thee, O Lord
In grief and fear to Thee, O Lord. William Bullock* (1798-1874).
According to JJ, p. 564, this appeared in Bullock’s Songs of the Church (Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1854), with the title ‘The Church in Plague or Pestilence’. It had five stanzas:
In grief and fear, to Thee, O Lord, We now for succour fly,Thine awful judgments are abroad, O shield us, lest we die!
The fell disease on every side, Walks forth with tainted breath;And Pestilence, with rapid stride, Bestrews the land with death.
Our sins Thy dreadful anger raise, Our deeds Thy wrath deserve;But we repent, and from Thy ways We never more will swerve.
O look with pity on the scene Of sadness and of dread,And let Thine...
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