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469. O Lord, how are my foes increased!

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;
Though 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!
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Adversaries; Christian Life: Conflict with Sin; God: Defender (3 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: EDEN
Composer: William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: C. M.
Key: A Major

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