Psalm 60 (part)

Words: Isaac Watts

Common Metre Tunes

v1-5, 1--12
On a day of humiliation for disappointments in war.
   1  Lord, hast thou cast the nation off?
         Must we for ever mourn?
      Wilt thou indulge immortal wrath?
         Shall mercy ne'er return?
   2  The terror of one frown of thine
         Melts all our strength away;
      Like men that totter drunk with wine,
         We tremble in dismay.
   3  Great Britain shakes beneath thy stroke
         And dreads thy threat'ning hand;
      O heal the island thou hast broke,
         Confirm the way'ring land.
   4  Lift up a banner in the field
         For those that fear thy name;
      Save thy beloved with thy shield,
         And put our foes to shame.
   5  Go with our armies to the fight,
         Like a confed'rate God;
      In vain confed'rate powers unite
         Against thy lifted rod.
   6  Our troops shall gain a wide renown
         By thine assisting hand;
      'Tis God that treads the mighty down,
         And makes the feeble stand.

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