1 In vain opposing nations rage,
If God with us abide:
One word of his dissolves their strength,
And humbles all their pride.
2 His wisdom sees correction meet;
He gives the dread command,
And war its desolation spreads
Through ev'ry trembling land.
3 His purpose wrought, again he speaks,
And desolations cease;
War's loud alarms are heard no more,
And all the world is peace.
4 Mortals, adore his sovereign pow'r,
Nor dare provoke his rod:
Through all your various tribes be still,
And know that he is God.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #439