57Psalm 57LM
MY God, in Whom are all the springs
   Of boundless love and grace unknown,
Hide me beneath Thy spreading wings,
    Till these calamities are gone.
2  Up to the heavens I send my cry;
    The Lord will my desires perform;
He sends His mercy from the sky,
    And saves me from the threatening storm.
3  Be Thou exalted, O my God,
    Above the heavens, where angels dwell;
Thy power on earth be known abroad,
    And land to land Thy wonders tell.
4  My heart is fixed, my song shall raise
    Immortal honours to Thy name;
Awake my tongue, send forth my praise,
    With all the fervour of my frame.
5  High o’er the earth His mercy reigns,
    And reaches to the utmost sky;
His Truth to endless years remains,
    When lower worlds dissolve and die.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748