Psalter 127

Verse 1
God will our strength and refuge prove,
In all distress a present aid,
And, though the trembling earth remove,
We will not fear nor be dismayed.

Verse 2
Our trust in God shall still abide
Tho' hills be shaken from their seat,
And though the ocean's swelling tide
Against the trembling mountains beat.

Verse 3
A river flows, whose living streams
Make glad the city of our God,
The holy place where glory beams,
Where God Most High has His abode.

Verse 4
God has in her His dwelling made,
And she shall nevermore be moved;
Her God shall early give her aid,
Her constant helper He has proved.

Verse 5
The kings and nations raged in pride;
He spake, the earth did melt away;
The Lord of Hosts is on our side,
Our father' God, our strength and stay.

Verse 6
Come, see the works of God displayed,
The wonders of His mighty hand,
What desolations He has made,
What ruin spread through all the land.

Verse 7
Through all the peopled earth He makes
The dreadful scourge of war to cease,
The implements of battle breaks,
And makes the nations dwell in peace.

Verse 8
Be still, ye nations, bow in fear,
And know that I alone am God;
To us the Lord of Hosts is near,
Our fathers' God is our abode.

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