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Destroy them not at once O Lord lest it




Destroy them not at once, O Lord,
lest it from mind do fall;
But with thy strength drive them abroad,
and so consume them all.


For their ill words and lying tongue
confound them in their pride;
Their wicked oaths with lies and wrong
let all the world deride.


That men may know throughout the world
that Jacob's God doth reign.
Consume them in thy wrath, O Lord,
that nought of them remain;


At ev'ning they return apace,
as dogs they grin and cry;
Throughout the streets in ev'ry place
they run about and spy.


They seek about for meat alway,
but let them not be fed,
Nor find a house wherein they may
be bold to put their head.


But I will shew thy strength abroad,
thy goodness I will praise;
For thou art my defense and God
in time of need always.


Thou art my strength, thou hast me stayed,
O Lord, I sing to thee;
Thou art my fort, my fence, and aid,
a loving God to me.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1549,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 59:11-17;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 59
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