God guards the good with watchful eye,
His ear attentive to their cry,
Against the wicked sets His face,
From earth their memory to erase.
The righteous cry, Jehovah hears,
And rescues them from all their fears;
The Lord draws night to broken hearts,
To contrite spirits help imparts.
Afflictions on the good must fall,
But God will bring them safe thro' all;
From harmful stroke He will defend,
And sure and full deliverance send.
By evil are the evil slain,
The hope of sinful men is vain;
The wicked, who the righteous hate,
Their condemnation shall be great.
The Lord redemption will provide
For all who in His grace confide;
From condemnation they are clear
Who trust in Him with holy fear.
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