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Trustful Praise and Prayer

Blest be the Lord, my rock, my might

Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blest be the Lord, my rock, my might,
My constant Helper in the fight,
My shield, my righteousness,
My strong high tower, my Savior true,
Who doth my enemies subdue,
My shelter in distress.

2 Lord, what is man, what has he wrought,
The son of man, that in Thy thought
To hold him Thou shouldst deign?
For man is like a breath, a sight,
His days on earth as quickly fly
As shadows o'er the plain.

3 Lord, how Thy heavens, in might descend,
Touch Thou the hills, the mountains rend,
And they shall smoke and flame;
As arrows send Thy lightnings out
to put Thy enemies to rout,
And fill Thy foes with shame.

4 Stretch forth Thy hand and rescue me
From trouble's dark and raging sea,
And from the alien throng,
Whose mouth but vanity doth speak,
Whose hand of strength against the weak
Is filled with craft and wrong.

5 Now will I sing a glad new song,
Thy praise, O God, I will prolong,
For Thou hast heard my prayer;
Salvation Thou dost give to kings,
Thy own dost keep, with sheltering wings,
From hurtful sword and snare.

6 O Thou to Whom in trust I flee,
Stretch forth Thy hand and rescue me
From all the alien throng,
Whose mouth but vanity doth speak,
Whose hand of strength against the weak
Is filled with craft and wrong.

Source: Psalter Hymnal (Red): doctrinal standards and liturgy of the Christian Reformed Church #312

Text Information

First Line: Blest be the Lord, my rock, my might
Title: Trustful Praise and Prayer
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

PURLEIGH


PRESSLY

PRESSLY is one of the many (now often forgotten) hymn tunes and gospel songs composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24). With a copyright date of l901, the tune first appeared with this text in the 1912 Psalter. Sing in harmony as a testimony of our harmonious love! Well-trained choirs should lead the…

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MALONE (Emerson)


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #539
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The Cyber Hymnal #539

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