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—
Grant us Thy rich bless­ing,
And we ask no more.