Rejoicing in God. Ps. 18. 30-35, 46

I. Watts          L.M.

Just are thy ways and true thy word,
Great Rock of my secure abode;
Who is a God beside the Lord?
Or where’s a refuge like our God?

’Tis he that girds me with his might;
Gives me his holy sword to wield;
And while with sin and hell I fight,
Spreads his salvation for my shield.

He lives (and blessed be my Rock),
The God of my Salvation lives;
The dark designs of hell are broke;
Sweet is the peace my Father gives.

Before the scoffers of the age
I will exalt my Father’s name;
Nor tremble at their mighty rage,
But meet reproach and bear the shame.

To David and his royal seed
Thy grace for ever shall extend;
Thy love to saints, in Christ their Head,
Knows not a limit nor an end.


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