1 SAMUEL 2:1-10
(SONG OF HANNAH)
SUGGESTED TUNE: HE LEADETH ME
1. The Lord has filled my heart with joy;
I'm hap-py for what God has done!
My mouth de-rides my en-e-mies;
I cel-e-brate my vic-tor-y!
No one is ho-ly like the Lord,
No one's like you, O God our Rock.
Quit boast-ing in your ar-ro-gance,
God knows, and judg-es what you do.
2. God breaks the bows of might-y ones,
God guides the weak ones with his strength,
Those who were full must work to eat,
But hun-gry ones have plen-ty now.
The child-less wo-man sev-en bears,
The one with man-y now has none.
The Lord brings death and then brings life,
Sends to She-ol and brings them back.
3. God makes some poor and oth-ers rich,
God hum-bles some, makes oth-ers great.
God lifts the poor up from the dust,
The need-y out of mis-e-ry.
God makes them sit on roy-al thrones
And makes them into hon-ored ones.'
The earth's foun-da-tions are the Lord's,
Upon them he has built the world.
4. God guards the steps of faith-ful ones,
The wick-ed van-ish in the dark;
For not by might does one pre-vail.
The Lord de-stroys his en-e-mies.
God thun-ders in the high-est heav'n.
God judg-es all through-out the earth.
Unto the king God will give pow'r,
God's chos-en one he will ex-alt.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.