Scripture Verse

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Psalm 20:1


Words: Scot­tish Psal­ter and Par­a­phras­es, 1650.

Music: Wirth Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (1816–1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William B. Bradbury


Jehovah hear thee in the day
When trouble He doth send:
And let the name of Jacob’s God
Thee from all ill defend.

O let Him help send from above,
Out of His sanctuary:
From Sion, His own holy hill,
Let Him give strength to thee.

Let Him remember all thy gifts,
Accept thy sacrifice:
Grant thee thine heart’s wish, and fulfill
Thy thoughts and counsel wise.

In Thy salvation we will joy;
In our God’s name we will
Display our banners: and the Lord
Thy prayers all fulfill.

Now know I God His king doth save:
He from His holy Heav’n
Will hear him, with the saving strength
By His own right hand giv’n.

In chariots some put confidence,
Some horses trust upon:
But we remember will the name
Of our Lord God alone.

We rise, and upright stand, when they
Are bowèd down, and fall.
Deliver, Lord; and let the King
Us hear, when we do call.