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BibleGateway: Psalm 119:145-152

ESV Text: Psalm 119:145-152

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 13:27 and ends at about 14:17

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     145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

     147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. 148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

     149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

     150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

     152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 267:
If God had not been on our Side

— Organ Audio

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1. If God had not been on our side 
And had not come to aid us, 
The foes with all their power and pride 
Would surely have dismayed us; 
For we, His flock, would have to fear 
The threat of men both far and near 
Who rise in might against us. 

2. Their furious wrath, did God permit, 
Would surely have consumed us 
And as a deep and yawning pit 
With life and limb entombed us. 
Like men o’er whom dark waters roll 
Their wrath would have engulfed our soul 
And, like a flood, o’erwhelmed us. 

3. Blest be the Lord, who foiled their threat 
That they could not devour us; 
Our souls, like birds, escaped their net, 
They could not overpower us. 
The snare is boken-we are free! 
Our help is ever, Lord, in Thee, 
Who madest earth and heaven.