Protection Against Personal Enemies

In haste, O God, attend my call

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 In haste, O God, attend my call,
nor hear my cries in vain;
oh let Thy speed prevent my fall,
and still my hope sustain.
When foes insidious wound my name,
and tempt my soul astray,
then let them fall with lasting shame,
to their own plots a prey.

2 While all that love Thy name rejoice,
and glory in Thy word,
in Thy salvation raise their voice,
and magnify the Lord.
O Thou my help in time of need,
behold my sore dismay;
in pity hasten to my aid,
nor let Thy grace delay.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #70A

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: In haste, O God, attend my call
Title: Protection Against Personal Enemies
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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