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Let God the God of battle rise and

Let God, the God of battle rise,
and scatter his presumptuous foes;
Let shameful rout their host surprise,
who spitefully his pow'r oppose.

As smoke in tempest's rage is lost,
or wax into the furnace cast,
So let the sacrilegious host
before his wrathful presence waste.

But let the servants of his will
his favour's gentle beams enjoy;
Their upright hearts let gladness fill,
and cheerful songs their tongues employ.

To him your voice in anthems raise,
Jehovah's awful name he bears;
In him rejoice, extol his praise,
who rides upon high rolling spheres.

Him, from his empire of the skies,
to this low world compassion draws,
The orphan's claim to patronize,
and judge the injured widow's cause.

'Tis God, who from a foreign soil
restores poor exiles to their home,
Makes captives free, and fruitless toil
their proud oppressors' righteous doom.

'Twas so of old, when thou didst lead
in person, Lord, our armies forth,
Strange terrors through the desert spread,
convulsions shook th' astonished earth.

The breaking clouds did rain distil,
and heav'n's high arches shook with fear;
How then should Sinai's humble hill
of Israel's God the presence bear.

Thy hand, at famished earth's complaint,
relieved her from celestial stores;
And, when thy heritage was faint,
asswaged the drought with plenteous show'rs,

Where savages had ranged before,
at ease thou mad'st our tribes reside
And in the desert for the poor
thy gen'rous bounty didst provide.

marker 99
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Dates: 1696,1821
      Bible Refs: Ps 68:1-10;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 69
      Name: MAINZER
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        Dates: c.1845
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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