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151. Prayer for Deliverance

1 O God be merciful,
Be merciful to me,
For man, with constant hate,
Would fain my ruin see.
My many enemies
Against me proudly fight;
To overwhelm my soul
They watch from morn to night.

2 What time I am afraid
I put my trust in thee;
In God I rest, and praise
His word, so rich and free;
In God I put my trust,
I neither doubt nor fear,
For man can never harm
With God my helper near.

3 All day they wrest my words,
Their tho'ts are full of hate;
They meet, they lurk, they watch,
As for my soul they wait;
Shall they by wickedness
Escape Thy judgment right?
O God of righteousness,
Destroy them in Thy might.

4 Thou knowest all my woes,
O treasure Thou my tears;
Are they not in thy book,
Where all my life appears?
My foes shall backward turn
When i appeal to Thee,
For man can never harm
With God my helper near.

5 In God, the Lord, I rest,
His word of grace I praise,
His promise stands secure,
Nor fear nor foe dismays;
In God I put my trust,
I neither doubt nor fear,
For man can never harm
With God my helper near.

6 Upon me are Thy voes,
O God, in Whom I live;
The sacrifice of praise
To thee I now will give;
For Thou hast saved from death,
From falling kept me free,
That in the light of life
My walk may be with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: O God, be merciful
Title: Prayer for Deliverance
Meter: 6s
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Topic: Afflictions: Complaint of; Afflictions: Purpose of; Afflictions: Refuge in (29 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CANA
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 6s
Key: G Major

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O GOD, BE MERCIFUL (Blue Psalter 103)
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