From: Psalm 27
Tune: Saint Margaret 8 8 8 8 6
Composer: Albert L. Peace, 1885
1 O Lord, regard me when I cry,
In mercy hear me when I speak;
Thou ask me seek Thy face, and I
O Lord, with willing heart reply,
Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
2 Hide not Thy face afar from me,
For Thou alone can help afford;
O cast me not away from Thee
Nor let my soul forsaken be,
My Savior and my Lord.
3 Though earthly friends no pity take,
Yet Thy compassion knows no end;
E’en though my father shall forsake,
E’en though my mother’s love shall break,
The Lord will be my Friend.
4 Jehovah, guide me in Thy way,
And lead me in the path of right;
Give me not up unto my foes,
That rise to multiply woes
With false and cruel might.
5 My heart had failed in fear and woe
Unless in God I had believed,
Assured that He would mercy show
And that my life His grace should know;
Nor was my hope deceived.
6 Fear not, though comfort be delayed,
Still wait for God, and He will hear;
Be strong, nor be Thy heart dismayed,
Wait, and the Lord shall bring Thee aid,
Yes, trust and never fear.