8180. See! Roused By Discord's Fierce Alarms

1 See! roused by discord’s fierce alarms,
The headlong nations rush to arms;
But God aloud asserts His sway,
And earth’s whole fabric melts away.

2 O come, behold a scene of dread,
Behold a world with slaughter spread;
And know, ’tis God who bids each land
Thus feel the terrors of His hand.

3 ’Tis His, again the earth to cheer,
To break the bow, to snap the spear,
To wrap in flames the glittering car,
And hush the tumult of the war.

4 Be still, ye sons of pride, and own
That I am God, and I alone;
Exalted o’er each heathen land,
Exalted over the earth I stand.

5 On Heav’n’s high Lord our trust we build;
The God of Jacob is our shield;
His arm exerted in our right,
Shall turn each adverse power to flight!

Text Information
First Line: See! roused by discord’s fierce alarms
Title: See! Roused By Discord's Fierce Alarms
Author: James Merrick, 1720-1769
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33351 22355 54234
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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