Scripture Verse

There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. Psalm 53:5


William Tans’ur

Words: Charles H. Spur­geon, Our Own Hymn Book 1866.

Music: Ban­gor Will­iam Tan­s’ur, 1734 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Spurgeon


The foes of Zion quake for fright,
Where no fear was they quail;
For well they know that sword of might
Which cuts through coats of mail.

The Lord of old defiled their shields,
And laughed their spears to scorn,
Their bones lay scattered o’er the field,
By dogs and vultures torn.

Let Zion’s foes be filled with shame;
Her sons are blessed of God;
Though scoffers now despise their name
The Lord shall break their rod.

Oh, would our God to Zion turn,
God with salvation clad;
Then Judah’s harps should music learn,
And Israel be glad.