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I Wept When From My Eager Grasp, a hymn on “Submission to the Will of God” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40054 I Wept When From My Eager Grasp, a hymn on "Submission to the Will of God" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-26 16:12:10 "I wept when from my eager grasp," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Submission to the Will of God" as Hymn 35 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. 38. 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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I wept when from my eager grasp,
The hollow toys of fortune fell;
Nor would that Holy Book unclasp,
Where purer, brighter, treasures dwell,
There came another heavy stroke,
Those I loved from earth departed;
Yet were the words religion spoke,
Lost upon the broken-hearted.
I dared that Providence distrust,
From whom calamities had flowed;
Forgetting as I bowed to dust,
Whose hand past blessings had bestowed.
But suddenly, as from a dream,
Humbled and self-rebuked I woke;
My spirit then saw mercy’s beam.
And heard the words that wisdom spoke.
How long wilt thou, oh! child of clay,
Thy maker’s frown in trials see?
Nor mark His smile in everv ray
That brightens thy prosperity?
I wept again; but blest the rod,
Against whose chastening I had striven;
And cried aloud, oh Lord my God!
Take back at will, what thou hast given.[1] These last three lines are changed in the 1856 edition. 

“I wept when from my eager grasp,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Submission to the Will of God” as Hymn 35 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 38. –Aharon Varady

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1 These last three lines are changed in the 1856 edition.

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