LXXVIII. David rejoic'd in God his Strength

1 David rejoic'd in God his Strength,
Rais'd to the throne by special Grace,
But Christ the Son appears at length,
Fulfils the Triumph and the Praise.
2 How great is the Messiah's Joy
In the Salvation of thy Hand!
Lord, thou hast rais'd his Kingdom high,
And giv'n the World to his Command.

3 Thy Goodness grants whate'er he will,
Nor doth the least Request with-hold;
Blessings of Love prevent him still,
And Crowns of Glory, not of Gold.
4 Honour and Majesty divine
Around his sacred Temple shine;
Blest with the Favour of thy Face,
And Length of everlasting Days.

5 Thine Hand shall find out all his Foes;
And as a fiery Oven glows
With raging Heat and living Coals,
So shall thy Wrath devour their Souls.

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First Line: David rejoic'd in God his Strength
Publication Date: 1765
Scripture: Luke 1:32; Psalm 21:1-8
Language: English
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