1 The Lord is our defence and aid,
the strength whereby we stand:
When we with wo are much dismaid
he is our help at hand.
2 Though th'earth remove we will not feare,
though hils so high and steep
Be thrust and hurled here and there
within the sea so deep:
3 No though the waves do rage so sore,
that all the banks it spils:
And though it overflow the shore,
and beat down mighty hils.
4 For one faire floud doth send abroad
his pleasant streames apace:
To fresh the City of our God,
and wash his holy place.
5 In midst of her the Lord doth dwell,
she can no whit decay,
All things against her that rebell,
the Lord will truely slay.
6 The heathen folk and kingdomes feare,
the people make a noise:
The earth doth melt and not appeare,
when God puts forth his voice.
7 The Lord of hoasts doth take our part,
to us he hath an eye:
Our hope of health with all our heart
on Jacob's God doth lie.
8 Come here & see with mind & thought,
the working of our God:
What wonders he himselfe hath wrought
in all the world abroad.
9 By him all wars are husht and gone,
which countries did conspire:
Their bows he brake, & speares each one
their chariots burnt with fire.
10 Leave off therefore (saith he) and know
I am a God most stout:
Among the heathen high and low,
and all the earth throughout.
11 The Lord of hoasts doth us defend,
he is our strength and tower:
On Jacob's God we do depend,
and on his mighty power.
|First Line:||The Lord is our defence and aid|
|Notes:||Sing this as Psalm 35|