Protect us Lord from fatal harm

Protect us Lord from fatal harm

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Protect us Lord, from fatal harm;
Behold our rising woes;
We trust alone Thy powerful arm,
To scatter all our foes.

2 Their tongue is like a poisoned dart,
Their thoughts are full of guile;
While rage and carnage swell their heart;
They wear a peaceful smile.

3 O God of grace, Thy guardian care,
When foes without invade,
Or spread within a deeper snare,
Supplies our constant aid.

4 Let falsehood flee before Thy face,
Thy heavenly truth extend,
And nations taste Thy heavenly grace,
And all delusion end.

5 With daily bread the poor supply,
The cause of justice plead;
And be Thy Church exalted high,
With Christ, the glorious Head.

Source: The Book of Worship #406

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 This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after.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: Protect us Lord from fatal harm
Author: Joel Barlow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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