O God, who hast our troops dispersed

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1 O GOD, who hast our Troops disperst,
Forsaking those who'd left thee first;
As we thy just Displeasure mourn,
To us in Mercy, LORD, return.

2 Our Strength, that firm as Earth did stand,
Is rent by thy avenging Hand;
O heal the Breaches thou hast made;
We shake, we fall, without thy Aid.

3 Our Folly's sad Effects we feel,
For drunk, with Discord's Cup, we reel;
But now for them who thee rever'd,
Thou hast thy Truth's bright Banner rear'd.

4 Let thy right Hand thy Saints protect,
LORD, hear the Pray'rs that we direct.
The holy GOD has spoke, and I
O'erjoy'd on his firm Word rely.

5 "To thee in Portions I'll divide,
"Fair Sichem's Soil, Samaria's Pride,
"To Sichem, Succoth next I'll join,
"And measure out her Vale by Line.

6 "Manasseh, Gilead, both subscribe,
"To my Commands, with Ephraim's Tribe:
"Ephraim by Arms supports my Cause,
"And Judah by religious Laws.

7 "Moab my Slave and Drudge shall be,
"Nor Edom from my Yoke get free;
"Proud Palestine's imperious State,
"Shall humbly on our Triumph wait."

8 But who shall quell these mighty Pow'rs,
And clear my Way to Edom's Tow'rs?
Or thro' her guarded Frontiers tread,
The Path that doth to Conquest lead?

9 Ev'n thou, O GOD, who hast dispers'd
Our Troops, for we forsook thee first;
Those, whom thou didst om Wrath forsake,
Appear'd, thou wilt victorious make.

10 Do thou our fainting Cause sustain,
For human Succorus are but vain.
Fresh Strength and Courage GOD bestows;
'Tis he treads down our proudest Foes.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LX

Text Information

First Line: O God, who hast our troops dispersed
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances

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A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #LXTextPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #116TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #60Page Scan
The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #LXTextPage Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #LXPage Scan



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