1785. God Is My Strong Salvation

1. God is my strong salvation:
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
my light, my help is near.
Though hosts encamp around me,
firm in the fight I stand.
What terror can confound me,
with God at my right hand?

2. Place on the Lord reliance;
my soul, with courage, wait.
His truth will be my sustenance,
when faint and desolate.
His might my heart shall strengthen,
His love my joy increase.
Mercy my days shall lengthen;
the Lord will give me peace.

Text Information
First Line: God is my strong salvation
Title: God Is My Strong Salvation
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Songs of Zion, Being Imitations of Psalms, 1822
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: WEDLOCK, traditional American melody, in The Sacred Harp, 1844
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1864)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33343 32116 54345
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by C. Kemble, 1864
Copyright: Public Domain

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