129Psalm 1297 5. 7 5
MANY times since days of youth
   (May believers say),
Foes devoid of love and truth
    Hurt us day by day.
2  Yet they never can prevail
    God defends us still;
Jesus’ power can never fail,
    Saving from all ill.
3  God has Zion set apart,
    For His dwelling-place.
Sons of wrath and cunning art,
    Never see His face.
4  For His own the Lord doth fight,
    So on Him depend.
Christ shall keep us day and night,
    Till our troubles end.
John Beaumont, c 1834‡