5. God Our Guardian

1 O Lord, how are my foes increased!
Against me many rise;
How many say,In vain for help
He on his God relies!

2 Thou art my shield and glory, Lord,
My Saviour, O Most High.
The Lord from out His holy hill
Gives answer when I cry.

3 I laid me down and slept, I waked,
Because the Lord sustains;
Tho' many thousands compass me,
Unmoved my soul remains.

4 Arise, o Lord; save me, my God;
For Thou hast owned my cause,
And oft hast beaten down my foes
Who scorn Thy righteous laws.

5 Salvation to the Lord belongs,
In Him His saints are blest;
O let Thy blessing evermore
Upon Thy people rest.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, how are my foes increased!
Title: God Our Guardian
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Afflictions: Deliverance from; Aspirations: For Peace and Rest; Blessedness: Of Those Chosen of God (26 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur Cottman
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major

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