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841. God Is My Strong Salvation (Psalm 27)

1 God is my strong salvation;
what foe have I to fear?
In peril and temptation
my light, my help, is near.
Though hosts encamp around me,
firm to 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;
God's truth be thine affiance,
when faint and desolate.
God's might thy heart shall strengthen,
God's love thy joy increase;
mercy thy days shall lengthen;
the Lord will give thee peace

Text Information
First Line: God is my strong salvation
Title: God Is My Strong Salvation (Psalm 27)
Author: James Montgomery (1822, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Faith; Trusting in the Promises of God
Tune Information
Name: WEDLOCK
Harmonizer: Austin C. Lovelace (1964)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D
Key: f minor
Source: The Sacred Harp, 1944
Copyright: Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press (admin. The Copyright Company)


Text Information:

Preserving the author’s intention, his abbreviated paraphrase of Psalm 27 appears here in two eight-line stanzas, the first containing general affirmations and the second assurances to his fainting soul. This sense of resolution is strengthened by the sturdy shape note tune.


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