15757. Would Those Who Thirst For Blood

1 Would those who thirst for blood,
Thy little flock devour?
Lord, change their hearts or check their rage,
By Thine almighty power.

2 When dangers compass round,
May Thine uplifted arm
Restrain or frustrate their designs,
Who seek to do us harm.

3 ’Midst savage beasts of prey,
Thou art our confidence;
From men more savage far than they,
Be Thou our sure defense.

4 To Thee, almighty God,
In all our straits we come;
Do Thou protect us in the way,
And bring us safely home.

Text Information
First Line: Would those who thirst for blood
Title: Would Those Who Thirst For Blood
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship by R. Hall (London: Burton & Briggs, 1817)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: RIALTO by George F. Root, SCHUMANN from "Cantica Laudis," ST. BRIDE by Samuel Howard, ST. IGNATIUS by Joseph Barnby
Tune Information
Composer: William Daman
Meter: SM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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