Scripture Verse

Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.@Psalm 70:1–2

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 190.

Music: St. Mi­chael me­lo­dy by Lou­is Bour­geois in the French Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551. Adapt­ed by Will­iam Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Crotch
(1775–1847)

Make haste, O God, to save;
To help me, Lord, make haste;
Ashamed, confounded, they shall be
Who would my life lay waste.

They shall be put to shame
That in my hurt delight,
And backward in dishonor turned,
Their mocking to requite.

All they that seek Thy face
With joy in Thee abide,
And, loving Thy salvation, say,
Let God be magnified.

In need I am, and poor;
O God, make haste, I pray;
Thou art my Savior and my help,
O Lord, make no delay.