Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
The king, O Lord, with songs of praise,|
Shall in thy strength rejoice;
And, blest with thy salvation, raise
To heav'n his cheerful voice.
2. Thy sure defence through nations round
3. Then let the king on God alone
4. But, righteous Lord, his stubborn foes|
Shall feel thy dreadful hand;
Thy vengeful arm shall find out those
That hate his mild command.
5. When thou against them dost engage,
6. Thus, Lord, thy wondrous power declare,
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