4639. Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God

1. Now plead my cause, almighty God,
With all the sons of strife;
And fight against the men of blood,
Who fight against my life.

2. Draw out Thy spear and stop their way,
Lift Thine avenging rod;
But to my soul in mercy say,
I am thy Savior God!

3. They plant their snares to catch my feet,
And nets of mischief spread;
Plunge the destroyers in the pit
That their own hands have made.

4. Let fogs and darkness hide their way,
And slippery be their ground;
Thy wrath shall make their lives a prey,
And all their rage confound.

5. They fly like chaff before the wind,
Before Thine angry breath;
The angel of the Lord behind
Pursues them down to death.

6. They love the road that leads to hell;
Then let the rebels die,
Whose malice is implacable
Against the Lord on high.

7. But if Thou hast a chosen few
Amongst that impious race,
Divide them from the bloody crew,
By Thy surprising grace.

8. Then I will raise my tuneful voice,
To make Thy wonders known;
In their salvation I’ll rejoice,
And bless Thee for my own.

Text Information
First Line: Now plead my cause, almighty God
Title: Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle (1836)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 55132 16543 21325
Key: g minor
Source: Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pi­an­o­for­te, cir­ca 1836
Copyright: Public Domain

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