1 Firm and unmoved are they
That rest their souls on God;
Firm as the mount where David dwelt,
Or where the ark abode.
2 As mountains stood to guard
The city’s sacred ground,
So God and His almighty love
Embrace His saints around.
3 What though the Father’s rod
Drop a chastising stroke,
Yes, lest it wound their souls too deep,
Its fury shall be broke.
4 Deal gently, Lord, with those
Whose faith and pious fear,
Whose hope, and love, and every grace
Proclaim their hearts sincere.
5 Nor shall the tyrant’s rage
Too long oppress the saint;
The God of Israel will support
His children lest they faint.
6 But if our slavish fear
Will choose the road to hell,
We must expect our portion there,
Where bolder sinners dwell.
|First Line:||Firm and unmoved are they|
|Title:||Firm And Unmoved Are They|
|Source:||The Psalms of David, 1719|
|Source:||Fifty Sacred Leaflets, 1888|
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