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


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).

Arthur H. Mann (1850–1929)


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.