Words: Adam Carlill

Music: Heinrich Isaak, 1488; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 18th cent.

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Had God the Lord now failed us,
when hateful foes assailed us,
may Israel describe,
their anger would have burned us,
if God the Lord had spurned us,
they would have swallowed us alive.

Had God the Lord disowned us,
the waters would have drowned us,
may Israel now say,
their torrents would have flooded,
our souls they would have flooded,
the waters would have raged away.

So blessed be God the Lord, who
has not made us a prey to
their teeth, in war or dearth,
who breaks their snare and power,
our rescue from the fowler,
Creator of the heav’n and earth.
Words: © 2018 Psalms for the Common Era, Adam Carlill. All rights reserved.
Music: Public domain

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