2. O God, how many are my fears!

O God, how many are my fears!
How fast my foes increase!
Conspiring my eternal death,
they try to break my peace.
I cry, and from your holy hill
you bow a listening ear;
I call on you, my Lord and God,
and you subdue my fear.

You give soft slumbers to my eyes,
in spite of all my foes;
I wake, and wonder at the grace
which guarded my repose.
What though the hosts of death and hell,
all armed, against me stood!
Such foes shall shake my soul no more;
my refuge is in God.

Arise, O Lord! Fulfill your grace!
It moves my heart to sing!
My God will break the serpent's teeth,
and death has lost its sting.
Salvation is from you, O God;
your arm alone will save;
your blessings will attend us here
and reach beyond the grave.

Text Information
First Line: O God, how many are my fears!
Title: O God, how many are my fears!
Author: Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Source: Psalm 3, alt
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Austin C. Lovelace (1989)
Meter: CMD
Key: f minor
Copyright: © 1989 Austin C. Lovelace. Assigned 2011 Darcey Press

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