Scripture Verse

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Rise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Psalm 3:6–7

Introduction

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William H. Bathurst
1796–1877

Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, pag­es 6–7.

Music: Claudius Ar­thur H. Mann, in The Me­tho­dist Hym­nal (New York: Me­tho­dist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 595 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur H. Mann
1850–1929

Lyrics

When threatening enemies assail,
I seek Thy help, O Lord;
And though they say my hope must fail,
I trust Thy faithful word.

Oft hast Thou heard my plaintive cry
Out of Thy holy hill;
I cannot doubt but Thou art nigh,
And wilt protect me still.

I laid me down and slept; Thy hand
Preserved me through the night;
Thankful I own, ’tis Thy command
Restores the cheerful light.

I will not fear ten thousand foes;
They cannot injure me:
Safe in Thy blessing, I repose
My confidence in Thee.