|44 (2)||Psalm 44 Version 2||SM|
| THE battles of the Lord,
Of which our ears have heard,
Were won by Thine almighty arm,
Thy presence and Thy Word.
|2|| But Zion soon despised
The ways of her great King,
Assumed the methods of her foes,
Her victory to bring.
|3|| Forgive us, Lord, if we
Like them have disobeyed,
And grieved the Holy Ghost away,
By trusting worldly aid.
|4|| Rejected by our God,
Our labours all in vain,
The world around is left untouched
And holds us in disdain.
|5|| Come, search our hearts, O Lord,
Help us our sin to own,
And see where carnal strength and ways
And trusts have brought us down.
|6|| Arise, our gracious God,
And be our shield and tower,
Our only source of light and life
And strong converting power.
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