Had not the Lord, may Israel say, Been kindly pleased to interpose

Had not the Lord, may Israel say, Been kindly pleased to interpose

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [Sure wicked fools, devoid of shame]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Had not the LORD, may Israel say,
Been kindly pleas'd to interpose;
Had he not then espous'd our Cause,
When furious Men against us rose;
Their Wrath rag'd without Countroul;
Their Spite and Pride o'erwhelm'd our Soul.

2 But prais'd be our eternal LORD,
Who did deliver us that Day;
Nor to their savage Jaws gave up
Our threat'ned Lives an easy Prey.
Their Mouths were open to devour;
But he redeem'd us by his Pow'r.

3 Our Soul is like a Bird escap'd
From out the subtle Fowler's Net;
The Snare is broke, their Hopes are cross'd,
And we at Liberty are set:
Therefore our Trust is in his Name,
Whose Hand both Heav'n and Earth did frame.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CXXIV

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Had not the Lord, may Israel say, Been kindly pleased to interpose
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "Had not the Lord, may Israel say"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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