15761. When Wicked Men With Envious Rage

1 When wicked men with envious rage,
Against Thy righteous cause arise,
Great God, do Thou their wrath assuage,
Avert the evils they devise.

2 If for some wise and gracious end,
Our foes are suffered to prevail;
Mercy, oh Lord, in judgment send,
Nor let our strength and courage fail.

3 Sustain us in the gloomy hour,
And guide us through the thorny road;
Exert for us Thy mighty power:
Be our protector and our God.

Text Information
First Line: When wicked men with envious rage
Title: When Wicked Men With Envious Rage
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ELVEN by Felix Mendelssohn, EMMANUEL by Carl C. N. Balle, ERHALT UNS, HERR from "Geistliche Lieder," FAITHFULNESS by George A. Macfarren
Tune Information
Composer: George Hews
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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