Scripture Verse

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


Words: Will­iam Al­len, Psalms and Hymns 1835.

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

If you know the com­pos­er, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William Allen (1784–1868)


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.