1 Forever blessed be the Lord,
My Savior and my shield!
He sends his Spirit with his word,
To arm me for the field.
2 When all my foes their force unite,
He makes my soul his care;
Instructs me in the heav'nly fight,
And guards me through the war.
3 A friend and helper so divine
My fainting hope shall raise:
He makes the glorious vict'ry mine,
And his shall be the praise.Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #134