1 DAY after day I sought the Lord,
And waited patiently;
Until he bent down from his throne,
And hearkened to my cry.
2 He drew me from the fearful pit,
And from the miry clay;
He placed my feet upon a rock,
And led me in his way.
3 He taught my soul a new-made song,
A song of holy praise,
All they who see these things, with fear
Their hopes to God shall raise.
4 Most blessed is the man whose hope
Upon the Lord relies;
Who follows not the proud, nor those
That turn aside to lies.
5 O Lord, what wonders hast thou wrought,
All number far above!
Thy thoughts to us-ward overflow
With mercy, grace, and love. ==C.M. SECOND PART qqq
6 SHOW forth thy mercy, gracious Lord;
O take it not away!
Thy loving kindness and thy truth,
Let them be still my stay.
7 For countless sorrows hem me round;
And my iniquities
So hold me fast, and drag me down,
I cannot raise my eyes.
8 My hairs in number they surpass;
Hence is my heart dismayed;
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to rescue me!
O hasten to my aid.
9 Let those who seek thee faithfully
In peace and joy abide;
Let those who love thy grace still say,
"The Lord be magnified."
Care of my soul doth take.
Thou art my help; my Saviour thou;
Lord, no long tarrying make.