Scripture Verse

Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength. Psalm 54:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 147.

Music: Boyl­ston Lo­well Ma­son, The Choir, or Un­ion Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


O save me by Thy name,
And judge me in Thy might,
O God, now grant my ur­gent claim
Acceptance in Thy sight.

Strong foes against me rise,
Oppressors seek my soul,
Who set not God be­fore their eyes,
Nor own His just con­trol.

Lo, God my help­er is,
The Lord, my migh­ty friend,
He shall re­quite my ene­mies,
Their just de­struc­tion send.

My sac­ri­fice of praise
To Thee I free­ly bring;
My thanks, O Lord, to Thee I raise
And of Thy good­ness sing.

From trou­bles and from woes
Thou hast de­liv­ered me,
The ov­er­throw of all my foes
Hast giv­en me to see.