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Psalm 125

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 138 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 First Line: Unshaken as the sacred hill Lyrics: Unshaken as the sacred hill, And firm as mountains be, Firm as a rock the soul shall rest That leans, O Lord, on thee. Not walls nor hills could guard so well Old Salem's happy ground, As those eternal arms of love That every saint surround. While tyrants are a smarting scourge To drive them near to God, Divine compassion does allay The fury of the rod. Deal gently, Lord, with souls sincere, And lead them safely on To the bright gates of Paradise, Where Christ their Lord is gone. But if we trace those crooked ways That the old serpent drew, The wrath that drove him first to hell Shall smite his followers too. Topics: Grace tried by afflictions; Saints tried and preserved; Trial of our graces by afflictions; Afflictions moderated; Saints afflictions moderated
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Zion Stands by Hills Surrounded

Author: Thomas Kelly Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7 D Appears in 360 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125:2 Lyrics: 1 Zion stands by hills surrounded, Zion, kept by pow'r divine; all her foes shall be confounded, though the world in arms combine. Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine! Happy Zion, what a favored lot is thine! 2 Ev'ry human tie may perish; friend to friend unfaithful prove; mothers cease their own to cherish; heav'n and earth at last remove; but no changes can attend Jehovah's love, but no changes can attend Jehovah's love. 3 In the furnace God may prove thee, thence to bring thee forth more bright, but can never cease to love thee; thou art precious in his sight. God is with thee - God, thine everlasting light, God is with thee - God, thine everlasting light. Topics: The Church The Church of Christ; Church Covenant People; Church Security of; God Faithfulness of; God Immutability of; God Love and Grace of Used With Tune: ZION
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Psalm 125

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 59 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 First Line: Firm and unmoved are they Lyrics: Firm and unmoved are they That rest their souls on God; Firm as the mount where David dwelt, Or where the ark abode. As mountains stood to guard The city's sacred ground, So God and his almighty love Embrace his saints around. What though the Father's rod Drop a chastising stroke, Yet, lest it wound their souls too deep, Its fury shall be broke. Deal gently, Lord, with those Whose faith and pious fear, Whose hope, and love, and every grace, Proclaim their hearts sincere. Nor shall the tyrant's rage Too long oppress the saint; The God of Isr'el will support His children lest they faint. But if our slavish fear Will choose the road to hell, We must expect our portion there, Where bolder sinners dwell. Topics: Grace tried by afflictions; Saints tried and preserved; Trial of our graces by afflictions; Afflictions moderated; Saints afflictions moderated
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Psalm 125: They in the Lord that firmly trust

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 12 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 First Line: They in the Lord that firmly trust Lyrics: 1They in the Lord that firmly trust shall be like Sion hill, Which at no time can be remov’d, but standeth ever still. 2As round about Jerusalem the mountains stand alway, The Lord his folk doth compass so, from henceforth and for aye. 3For ill men’s rod upon the lot of just men shall not lie; Lest righteous men stretch forth their hands unto iniquity. 4Do thou to all those that be good thy goodness, Lord, impart; And do thou good to those that are upright within their heart. 5But as for such as turn aside after their crooked way, God shall lead forth with wicked men: on Isr’el peace shall stay.
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All Who, with Heart Confiding

Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6 Appears in 8 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 Lyrics: 1 All who, with heart confiding, depend on God alone, like Zion's mount abiding, shall not be overthrown. Like Zion's city, bounded by guarding mountains broad, his people are surrounded forever by their God. 2 No scepter of oppression shall hold unbroken sway, lest unto base transgression the righteous turn away. Your favor be imparted to godly people, LORD; bless all that are pure-hearted, the good with good reward. 3 All those who evil cherish, forsaking truth and right, with wicked ones shall perish; God will their sin requite. From sin your saints defending, their joy, O LORD, increase, with mercy never-ending and everlasting peace. Topics: Comfort & Encouragement; Comfort & Encouragement; Opening of Worship Used With Tune: KNOWHEAD Text Sources: Psalter, 1912, alt.
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Our Sure Defense

Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 First Line: Like Zion's steadfast mount are they Lyrics: 1 Like Zion's steadfast mount are they Who in the Lord confide; Secure, immovable they stand, Forever to abide. 2 As round about Jerusalem The mountains give defense, Jehovah is His people's guard, Their lasting confidence. 3 No tyrant's scepter o'er the good Shall undisturbed abide, Lest righteous men, oppressed by wrong, To evil turn aside. 4 O Thou Jehovah, to the good Thy goodness now impart, Thy loving-kindness show to them That upright are in heart. 5 All those that turn from righteousness With wayward, wandering feet, With sinners God will lead them forth, The sinner's doom to meet. 6 O Thou Who art Thy people's shield, Their helper and their guide, Upon them let Thy grace and peace For evermore abide. Topics: Afflictions Promises for; Heart Good, Perfect, Pure and Upright; Nature An Emblem of Grace; Prayer For Divine Favor; Prayer Intercession in; Prayer Promise to; Preservation; Protection Unceasing; The Christian's Reward; The Righteous Contrasted with the Wicked; The Righteous Honor and Safety of; Safety Assured; Steadfastness; Temptation; Heart God the Strength of; Heart Claimed of God; Grace Sustaining; Afflictions Refuge in; Assurance Declared; Backsliding; Character Value of Good; Christ Abiding with Believers; Christ Preciousness of; Christians Believers; Christians Graces of; Church Security of; Covenant Promises; Faith Act of; God Our Guardian; Grace Sovereign ; Trust in God Blessedness of Used With Tune: BRADFORD
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Who make the Lord of hosts their tower

Author: Montgomery Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 18 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 Topics: Attributes and Providence of God Divine protection and retribution
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He that in God confideth

Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125:4-5 Topics: God Shields the Righteous Used With Tune: GOD SHIELDS THE RIGHTEOUS
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Qui confidunt

Author: W. K. Appears in 5 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 125 First Line: Such as in God the Lord do trust Lyrics: 1 Such as in God the Lord do trust, As mount Sion shall firmly stand, And be removed at no hand/ The Lord will count them right and just: So that they shall be sure, For ever to endure. 2 As mighty mountaines huge and great Jerusalem about do close: So will the Lord do unto those, who on his godly will do wait: Such are to him so deare they never need to feare. 3 For though the righteous try doth he, by making wicked men his rod: Lest they through grief forsake their God it shall not always their lot be. 4 Give Lord to us thy light Whose hearts are true and right. 5 But as for such as turn aside, by crooked waies which they out-sought: The Lord will surely bring to nought: With workers vile they shall abide: But peace with Israel For evermore shall dwell.

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