Be strong and of a good courage, fear not…for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.@Deuteronomy 31:6
Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)

Phil­ip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Var­i­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755), num­ber 269: Fidelity in moderating temptations.

Alstone Christopher E. Willing, in the Appendix to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Now let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah’s arm their song:
His shield is spread o’er every saint,
And thus supported, who shall faint?

What though the hosts of hell engage
With mingled cruelty and rage?
A faithful God restrains their hands,
And chains them down in iron bands.

Bound by His word, He will display
A strength proportioned to our day;
And, when united trials meet,
Will show a path of safe retreat.

Thus far we prove that promise good,
Which Jesus ratified with blood:
Still He is gracious, wise, and just,
And still in Him let Israel trust.