Scripture Verse

The mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.@Psalm 59:3

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Al­len, Psalms and Hymns 1835.

Music: Bal­ti­more Sun­day-School Hym­nal (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Con­cor­dia Pub­lish­ing House, 1912), num­ber 2 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William Allen
(1784–1868)

Lyrics

I am hated, Lord, by those
Who Thy holy truth despise;
Save me from my wicked foes,
Lord of hosts, arise, arise!

Thou’rt my rock and my defense;
Thou a tower unto Thy saints;
Thee I make my confidence,
Thee I’ll trust, though nature faints.

Glad Thy mercies will I sing,
All Thy power and love confess;
Thou hast been, O heavenly King,
My safe refuge in distress!

Songs with every morning’s light,
Lord, shall rise up to Thy throne;
All Thy saints shall praise Thy might,
And Thy mercy shall make known.