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Blessed be the Lord my strength that




Blessed be the Lord my strength, that doth
instruct my hands to fight;
The Lord that doth my fingers frame
to battle by his might.


He is my hope, my fort, and tow'r,
deliverer and shield;
In him I trust, my people he
subdues to me to yield.


O Lord, what thing is man, that him
thou dost so highly prize!
Or son of man, that upon him
thou thinkest in such wise!


Man is but like to vanity,
so pass his days to end,
As fleeting shade. Bow down, O Lord,
the heav'ns, and thence descend;


The mountains touch, and they shall smoke,
cast forth thy lightning's flame,
And scatter them; thy arrows shoot,
consume them with the same.


Send down thy hand from heav'n above,
O Lord, deliver me;
Take me from waters great, from hand
of strangers set me free;


Whose subtle mouth of vanity
with flatt'ring words doth treat,
And their right-hand is a right-hand
of falsehood and deceit.


A new song will I sing to thee,
O God the Lord most high,
And on a ten-stringed lute also
praise thee most joyfully.


E'en he it is that only gives
deliverance to kings;
Unto his servant David help
from hurtful sword he brings;


From strangers' hand me save and shield,
whose mouth talks vanity,
And their right-hand is a right-hand
of guile and subtlety.


That so our sons may be as plants
which growing youth doth rear,
Our daughters as carved corner-stones,
like to a palace fair;


Our garners full and plenty may
of sundry sorts be found;
Our sheep bring thousands, in our streets
ten thousand may abound:


Our oxen be to labor strong,
that none may us invade;
No goings out there be, nor cries
within our streets be made.


The people happy are that with
such blessings great are storm;
Yea, blessed all tile people are,
whose God is God the Lord.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
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      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 144;
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      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 144
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