My soul for help on God relies, On God, who daily strength supplies

My soul for help on God relies, On God, who daily strength supplies

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [O Lord, our God! how great art thou]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 My Soul for Help on GOD relies,
On GOD, who daily Strength supplies.
To his blest Will I am resigned;
From Him alone my Courage flows,
To bear the Shock of all my Foes,
When they against me are combined.

2 How long will ye my Fall contrive?
How long will ye against me strive,
And hasten on your own unding?
You'll totter like a bending Wall,
Like uncemented Stones shall fall,
And lie involv'd in sudden Ruin.

3 They daily Lies against me frame,
With Falshoods wound my spotless Name,
In secret still my Fall designing:
They strive to make my Honours less,
Though with their Mouths they seem to bless,
Their hearts to Curses are inclining.

4 But thou, my Soul, on GOD rely,
Who does continual Strength supply;
To his blest Will be thou resigned:
From him alone my Courage flows,
To bear the Shock of all my Foes,
When they against me are combined.

Part II

5 GOD does His saving Health dispense,
He is my Fortress and Defence;
My Soul on him alone depending:
In him ye People always trust,
For GOD, the merciful and just,
His timely Aid is ever sending.

6 The Vulgar fickle are and frail;
The great Ones oft in Judgment fail,
Or else are treach'rously betraying:
If in the Scale of Truth they're laid,
'Tis seen how lightly both are made,
The smallest Trifles them outweighing.

7 Then trust not in oppressive Ways,
Nor strive by lawless Force to raise,
Your growing Heaps of ill-got Treasure:
By Spoil and Rapine grow not vain,
Nor let your Hearts on worldly Gain,
Be fixt with such Delight and Pleasure.

8 For GOD has oft his Will express'd,
And is of boundless Pow'r possess'd;
In him are Grace and Truth united:
Belongs, of Right, to God alone.
Though Mercy is his Works takes Place,
Yet for their Deeds, the human Race,
Shall by his Justice be requited.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LXII

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

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. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul for help on God relies, On God, who daily strength supplies
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "My soul for help on God relies"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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