Words: Isaac Watts
Prayer and hope of victory. For a day of prayer in time of war.
1 Now may the God of power and grace Attend his people’s humble cry! Jehovah hears when Isr’el prays, And brings deliverance from on high.
2 The name of Jacob’s God defends Better than shields or brazen walls; He from his sanctuary sends Succor and strength, when Zion calls.
3 Well he remembers all our sighs, His love exceeds our best deserts; His love accepts the sacrifice Of humble groans and broken hearts.
4 In his salvation is our hope, And, in the name of Isr’el’s God, Our troops shall lift their banners up, Our navies spread their flags abroad.
5 Some trust in horses trained for war, And some of chariots make their boasts: Our surest expectations are From thee, the Lord of heav’nly hosts.
6 [O may the memory of thy name Inspire our armies for the fight! Our foes shall fall and die with shame, Or quit the field with shameful flight.]
7 Now save us, Lord, from slavish fear, Now let our hopes be firm and strong, Till the salvation shall appear, And joy and triumph raise the song.