Scripture Verse

The Lord is my light and my salvation.@Psalm 27:1

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­ery, Songs of Zi­on, Be­ing Im­i­ta­tions of Psalms 1822.

Music: Au­rel­ia Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 122 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Wedlock, tra­di­tion­al Am­er­i­can tune, in The Sac­red Harp, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Lyrics

God is my strong salvation: What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation, my light, my help is near.
Though hosts encamp around me, firm in the fight I stand.
What terror can confound me, with God at my right hand?

Place on the Lord reliance; my soul, with courage, wait.
His truth will be my sustenance, when faint and desolate.
His might my heart shall strengthen, His love my joy increase.
Mercy my days shall lengthen; the Lord will give me peace.