Psalm 66:2. 13-20. Second Part
Praise to God for hearing prayer.
Now shall my solemn vows be paid
To that Almighty power,
That heard the long requests I made
In my distressful hour.
My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make his mercies known;
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders he has done.
When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought his heavenly aid,
He sav’d my sinking soul from hell,
And death’s eternal shade.
If sin lay cover’d in my heart,
While prayer employ’d my tongue,
The Lord had shewn me no regard,
Nor I his praises sung.
But God, (his Name be ever blest)
Hath set my spirit free,
Nor turn’d from him my poor request,
Nor turn’d his heart from me.