Divine Deliverance

Now Israel may say, and that in truth

Tune: OLD 124TH
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1 Now Israel may say, and that in truth
If that the Lord had not our right maintained;
If that the Lord had not with us remained,
When cruel men against us rose to strive,
We surely had been swallowed up alive

2 Yea, when their wrath against us fiercely rose,
The swelling tide had o'er us spread its wave,
The raging stream had then become our grave,
The surging flood, in proudly selling roll,
Must surely then had overwhelmed our soul.

3 Blest be the Lord Who made us not their prey;
As from the snare a bird escapeth free,
Their net is rent and so escaped are we;
Our only help is in Jehovah's Name,
Who made the earth and all the heavenly frame.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Now Israel may say, and that in truth
Title: Divine Deliverance
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scott…

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