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50. O Lord, Be Thou My Helper True

1 O Lord, be thou my helper true,
for just and godly men are few;
the faithful who can find?
From truth and wisdom men depart,
with flattering lips and double heart
they speak their evil mind.

2 The lips that speak, the truth to hide,
the tongues of arrogance and pride,
that boastful words employ,
false-speaking tongues that boast their might,
that own no law, that know no right,
Jehovah will destroy.

3 Because the poor are sore oppressed,
because the needy are distressed,
and bitter are their cries,
the Lord will be their helper strong;
to save them from contempt and wrong
Jehovah will arise.

4 Jehovah's promises are sure,
his words are true, his words are pure
as silver from the flame.
Though base men walk on ev'ry side,
his saints are safe, whate'er betide,
protected by his name.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, be thou my helper true
Title: O Lord, Be Thou My Helper True
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.6.D.
Scripture: Psalm 12
Topic: God: His Justice; God: Faithfulness of; Protection
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: COLWYN BAY
Composer: Thomas Joseph Linekar, b. 1858
Meter: 8.8.6.D.
Key: E♭ Major



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