Scripture Verse

Make haste, O God, to deliver me. Psalm 70:1


Hart P. Danks (1834–1903)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 188.

Music: Del­phine Hart P. Danks, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Make haste, O my God,
To deliver, I pray,
O Lord, to my rescue make haste;
Let those who would harm me be filled with dismay,
And in their own folly disgraced.

Let them be turned back
In confusion, O Lord,
Who in my destruction would joy;
Let shame and defeat be their only reward,
Who sneers and derision employ.

May all those who seek Thee,
And make Thee their choice,
Great gladness and blessedness see;
May all those who love Thy sal­va­tion rejoice
And constantly magnify Thee.

I cry in deep need
And Thy help I implore;
Make haste to the rescue, I pray;
My Sav­ior Thou art, and my strength ev­er­more,
No longer Thy coming delay.