59. Deliverance from Slander and Reproach

1 My heart rejoices in thy name,
My God, my heavenly trust;
Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame,
Mine honour from the dust.

2 "My life is spent with grief, I cried,
"My years consum'd in groans,
"My strength decays, mine eyes are dried,
"And sorrow wastes my bones."

3 Among mine enemies my name
A proverb vile was grown,
While to my neighbours I became
Forgotten and unknown.

4 Slander and fear on every side,
Seiz'd and beset me round,
I to the throne of grace applied,
And speedy rescue found.


5 How great deliverance thou hast wrought
Before the sons of men!
The lying lips to silence brought,
And made their boasting vain!

6 Thy children from the strife of tongues
Shall thy pavilion hide,
Guard them from infamy and wrongs,
And crush the sons of pride.

7 Within thy secret presence, Lord,
Let me for ever dwell;
No fenced city wall'd and barr'd,
Secures a saint so well.

Text Information
First Line: My heart rejoices in thy name
Title: Deliverance from Slander and Reproach
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
Scripture: ;
Topic: Death: deliverance from it; Deliverance: from death; Doubts and Fears suppressed (3 more...)
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