Scripture Verse

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Thy name’s sake. Psalm 79:9


Words: Anonymous, in Spir­it­u­al Songs for So­cial Wor­ship, by Tho­mas Hast­ings and Low­ell Mason, fourth ed­i­tion (Ut­i­ca, New York: Gar­di­ner Tra­cy, 1836), num­ber 266.

Music: Ves­per (Ack­field) W. Ack­field (🔊 pdf nwc).

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God of our salvation,
Unto Thee we pray;
Hear our supplication,
Be our strength and stay;
Wretched and unworthy,
Poor, and sick, and blind,
Prostrate we adore Thee,
Call Thy grace to mind.

He that dwelleth near Thee
Safely shall abide;
Ever love and fear Thee,
In Thy strength confide:
Sure is Thy protection,
Safe is Thy defense,
While in deep affliction,
Woe or pestilence.

God of our salvation,
Savior, Prince of peace,
Boundless Thy compassion,
Infinite Thy grace:
While with love unceasing,
Humbly we adore,
Grant us Thy rich blessing,
And we ask no more.