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.
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.
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Display Title: Had not the Lord, may Israel sayFirst Line: Had not the Lord, may Israel sayTune Title: [Had not the Lord, may Israel say]Scripture: Psalm 124Date: 1767Subject: Thanksgivings | For Victories