Scripture Verse

If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas H. Gill, 1880.

Music: Re­gent Square Hen­ry T. Smart, in Psalms and Hymns for Di­vine Wor­ship (Lon­don: 1867) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gill (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Henry T. Smart
(1813–1879)

Lyrics

He who suns and worlds upholdeth
Lends us His upholding hand;
He the ages who unfoldeth
Doth our times and ways command.
God is for us, God is for us;
In His strength and stay we stand.

He who sage and seer instructed
Will not keep from us His lore;
Who those ancient saints conducted
Hath not giv’n His guiding o’er.
God is for us, God is for us;
Helpful now as heretofore.

’Gainst oppression forth He sends us;
His the cause of truth and right;
With His own great host He binds us,
Lendeth us of His own might;
God is for us, God is for us;
Brings to happy end the fight.

Onward, upward doth He beckon;
Onward, upward would we press;
As His own our burdens reckon,
As our own His strength possess.
God is for us, God is for us;
God, our helper, still we bless.