O Zion, afflicted (Benjamin Milgrove)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-08-26). Score information: A4, 3 pages Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
Published: "Twelve hymns and a favourite lyric poem" Bath, 1781.
Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air.
Original text and translations
R.:O Zion, afflicted with wave upon wave,
Whom no man can comfort, whom no man can save;
With darkness surrounded, by terrors dismay'd,
In toiling and rowing thy strength is decay'd.
Loud roaring, the billows would thee overwhelm,
But skillful's the pilot who sits at the helm ;
His wisdom conduct thee, his power thee defends,
In safety and quiet thy warfare He ends.
"O fearful! O faithless! in mercy He cries,
My promise, my truth, are they light in thine eyes?
Still, still I am with thee, my promise shall stand;
Through tempest and tossing I’ll bring thee to land.