1 Now to God, our Strength and Saviour,
Render praise and loudly sing;
In our fathers' God rejoicing,
All your noblest music bring.
2 Let the trumpet, far resounding,
This our festal day proclaim,
By our fathers' God appointed,
When from bondage Israel came.
3 I, thy God, removed thy burdens,
When thou calledst, set thee free,
Proved thee in the thirsty desert,
In the thunder answered thee.
4 O My people, hear My pleadings;
O that thou woulds hearken now;
No strange worship shalt thou offer,
Nor to idols shalt thou bow.
5 I am God the Lord Who saved thee,
And from cruel bondage freed;
Open wide thy mouth of longing;
I will satisfy thy need.
6 But My people would not hearken,
Yea, they would not yield to Me;
So I left them in their blindness,
Their own counselors to be.
7 If My people would obey me,
Gladly walking in My ways,
Soon would I, their foes subduing,
Fill their lips with songs of praise.
8 All the haters of Jehovah
Shall His clemency implore,
and the days of those that love Him
Shall endure for evermore.
9 Yea, with wheat the very finest
I their hunger will supply,
Bid the very rocks yield honey
That shall fully satisfy.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4658||Now to God, Our Strength and Savior||Now to God, our strength and Savior||STOCKWELL||Anonymous||87.87||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 222|