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The Safety of Believers

God guards the good with watchful eyes

Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 God guards the good with watchful eye,
His ear attentive to their cry,
Against the wicked sets His face,
From earth their memory to erase.

2 The righteous cry, Jehovah hears,
And rescues them from all their fears;
The Lord draws nigh to broken hearts,
To contrite spirits help imparts.

3 Afflictions on the good must fall,
But God will bring them safe through all;
From harmful stroke He will defend,
And sure and full deliverance send.

4 By evil are the evil slain,
The hope of sinful men is fain;
The wicked, who the righteous hate,
Their condemnation shall be great.

5 The Lord redemption will provide
For all who in His grace confide;
From condemnation they are clear
Who trust in Him with holy fear.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: God guards the good with watchful eyes
Title: The Safety of Believers
Language: English




William Boyd (b. Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1847; d. Paddington, England, 1928) composed PENTECOST in 1864 for the hymn text "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire"; it was published in 1868 in Thirty-Two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford. The name PENTECOST derives from the subjec…

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The Cyber Hymnal #1922
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The Cyber Hymnal #1922

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