1 Had not the Lord (may Isr'el say)
Been pleas'd to interpose;
Had he not then espous'd our cause,
When men against us rose;
2 Their wrath had swallow'd us alive,
And rag'd without controul:
Their spite and pride's united floods
Had quite o'erwhelm'd our soul.
3 But prais'd be our eternal Lord,
Who rescu'd us that day,
Nor to their savage jaws gave up
Our threat'ned lives a prey.
4 Our soul is like a bird escap'd
From out the fowler's net;
The snare is broke, their hopes are cross'd,
And we at freedom set.
5 Secure is his almighty name,
Our confidence remains,
Who, as he made both heav'n and earth,
Of both sole monarch reigns.Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #124