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Safety in Divine Protection

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause Against a sinful race

Author: Joel Barlow
Tune: [Judge me, O God, and plead my cause]
Published in 20 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause
Against a sinful race;
From vile oppression and deceit
Secure me by thy grace.

2 On thee my steadfast hope depends,
And am I left to mourn?
To sink in sorrows, and in vain
Implore thy kind return?

3 O send thy light to guide my feet,
And bid thy truth appear,
Conduct me to thy holy hill
And taste thy mercies there.

4 Then to thy altar, O my God,
My joyful feet shall rise,
And my triumphant songs shall praise
The God that rules the skies.

5 Sink not my soul, beneath thy fear,
Nor yield to weak despair:
For I shall live to praise the Lord,
And bless his guardian care.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.XLIII

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 This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after.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 >

Text Information

First Line: Judge me, O God, and plead my cause Against a sinful race
Title: Safety in Divine Protection
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #3468

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