Scripture Verse

I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.@Psalm 44:6
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Joseph Proud
(1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud, in Liturgy of the New Church, 4th ed­i­tion (Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land: Sam­u­el & John Ad­ams, 1792), pag­es 316–17.

Music: Vul­pi­us Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us, Ein Schön Geistl­ich Ge­sang­buch (Je­na, Ger­ma­ny, 1609) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thou art the mighty King of kings,
The Lord of lords most high;
Israel is safe beneath Thy wings,
Thy servants shall not die.

Thro’ Thee we shall the victory gain,
Tho’ hosts of hell oppose;
Thou art our God, and Thou wilt reign,
In spite of all Thy foes.

We trust not in our bow or sword;
For weakness is our power:
In Thee we trust, almighty Lord,
Through every dangerous hour.

Thou hast already set us free,
And put our foes to shame;
Beneath Thy banner still we’ll be,
Our refuge is Thy name.

In Thee we boast, Thou God of love,
Thy holy name adore;
And as we rise to Heav’n above,
We’ll love and praise Thee more.