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Draw Nigh, Lord! Unto My Soul, a hymn on “Submission to the Will of God” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40051 Draw Nigh, Lord! Unto My Soul, a hymn on "Submission to the Will of God" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-26 15:52:55 "Draw nigh, Lord! unto my soul," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Submission to the Will of God" as Hymn 34 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 37. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Mourning 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer South Carolina hymns ABAB rhyming scheme exhortation
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Draw nigh, Lord! unto my soul,
Compassionate and kind;
Thou only canst the grief control,
Within its depths confined.
How long, how deeply I have mourned,
No human tongue can tell;
For from a heartless world I turned
To weep but not rebel.
No! ne’er have I with lip profane,
Presumed to ask my God,
Why I the bitter cup should drain,
Why writhe beneath the rod.
The hand of mercy, well I knew
No burthen would impose.
That man’s endurance could subdue,
If faith her aid bestows.
Crushed are my hopes, my kindred gone
Before me to the tomb;
And thou alone, most holy one,
Canst dissipate my gloom.
The arrow in my bosom lies;
But stricken hearts have learned,
That oft to “blessings in disguise.”
Misfortunes have been turned.

“Draw nigh, Lord! unto my soul,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Submission to the Will of God” as Hymn 34 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 37. –Aharon Varady

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