Author Unknown; rev.
- Let Israel now say in thankfulness
That if the LORD had not our right maintained
And if the LORD had not with us remained,
When cruél men against us rose to strive,
We’d surely have been swallowed up alive.
Yea, when their wrath against us fiercely rose,
Then would the tide o’er us have spread its wave;
The raging stream would have become our grave;
The surging flood, in proudly swelling roll,
Most surely would have overwhelmed us all.
Blest be the LORD who made us not their prey;
As from the fowler’s net a bird may flee,
So from their broken snare did we go free.
Our only help is in God’s holy Name;
He made the earth and all the heavenly frame.