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Psalm 124 - 1st Version
CORONA | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
ELIZABETH RAYMOND-BARKER, 1829-1916
1 HAD not the Lord been on our side,
May Israel now say;
2 Had not the Lord been on our side,
When men rose us to slay;
3 Alive they had us swallowed then
In rage beyond control;
4 The waters had us overwhelmed,
The stream gone o'er our soul.
5 Then had the waters swelling high
Over our soul made way.
6 Blessed be the Lord, who to their teeth
Us gave not for a prey¬∑
7 Our soul's escaped, as a bird
Out of the fowler's snare;
The snare asunder broken is,
And we escaped are.
8 Our sure and all-sufficient help
Is in Jehovah's name;
His name who did the heaven create,
And who the earth did frame.
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1 ¬∂ If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6 ¬∂ Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.