115. Call the Lord God Thy Salvation

1 Call the Lord God thy salvation;
rest beneath th'Almighty's shade;
in his secret habitation
dwell, and never be dismayed.
There no tumult shall alarm thee;
thou shalt dread no hidden snare;
guile nor violence can harm thee,
in eternal safeguard there.

2 From the sword at noonday wasting,
from the noisome pestilence,
in the depth of midnight blasting,
God shall be thy sure defence.
He shall charge his angel legions
watch and ward o'er thee to keep;
though thou walk through hostile regions,
though in desert wilds thou sleep.

3 Since, with pure and firm affection,
thou on God hast set thy love,
with the wings of his protection
he will shield thee from above:
thou shall call on him in trouble;
he will hearken, he will save;
here for grief reward thee double,
crown with life beyond the grave.

Text Information
First Line: Call the Lord God thy salvation
Title: Call the Lord God Thy Salvation
Author: James Montgomery (1822, alt.)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: God: Love for; Pilgrimage and Conflict
Tune Information
Composer: William Rowlands (1915)
Meter: D
Key: F Major

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