62. Deliverance from slander and reproach

1 My heart rejoices in thy name,
My God, my heavenly trust;
Thou hast preserv'd me free from shame,
Mine honor 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 vain has grown,
While to my neighbors I become
Forgotten and unknown.

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


5 How great deliv'rance 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 sacred 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: Short Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Notes: Second part
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