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O Lord, how are my foes increased? Against me many rise

O Lord, how are my foes increased? Against me many rise

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1 O Lord, how are my foes increased!
against me many rise.
2 Many say of my soul, For him
in God no succour lies.
3 Yet thou my shield and glory art,
the uplifter of mine head.
4 I cried, and, from his holy hill
the Lord me answer made.

5 I laid me down and slept, I waked,
for God sustained me.
6 I will not fear though thousands ten
set round against me be.
7 Arise, O Lord; save me, my God;
for thou hast struck my foes
upon the cheek; the wicked's teeth
hast broken by thy blows.

8 Salvation surely doth belong
unto the Lord alone;
thy blessing, Lord, for evermore
thy people is upon.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P3

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First Line: O Lord, how are my foes increased? Against me many rise
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. NICHOLAS (Havergal)



NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5084
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Book of Psalms for Singing #3


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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P3

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