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Olney New 8s & 7s

By William Cleary

Key
E minor
Time signature
2
4
Composed
2021
Text
Charles Wesley,

Description

This is a minor version of the tune 'Olney' (page 135 in The Sacred Harp, 1991).


Text

Full of trembling expectation,
Feeling much, and fearing more.
Mighty God of my salvation,
I thy timely aid implore.
Suff'ring Son of Man, be near me,
In my suff'rings to sustain;
By thy sorer griefs to cheer me,
By thy more than mortal pain.

By thy most severe temptation,
In that dark satanic hour,
By thy last mysterious passion
Screen me from the adverse pow'r.
By thy fainting in the garden
By thy dreadful death I pray,
Write upon my heart the pardon;
Take my sins and fears away.