Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!@Isaiah 5:20
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Richard W. Adams (1952–)

Richard W. Adams, December 20, 2013.

Italian Hymn Felice de Giardini, in The Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Chapel of the Lock Hospital, 1769 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Felice de Giardini (1716–1796)

Spirit of wisdom and power,
Protect us in this hour,
Of dreadful strife;
When scoffing lips surround
And righteousness confound,
When fear and hate abound,
Be our strong tower.

Darkness advances apace:
See, boldly sin is praised
And good reviled;
O give us hearts to fight
For holiness and right,
Enabled by Your might,
Wisdom and grace.

Protect our children from ill,
Be their defender still,
Give them Your light;
Immerse them in Your Word,
From them may truth be heard,
Let them Your Spirit gird
To do Your will.