PSALM 3
METER:  76 76 D Trochaic
SUGGESTED TUNES:  ST. KEVIN, AVE VIRGO VIRGINUM, or TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM
This is the meter of such hymns/songs as "Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain", "Gentle Mary Laid Her Child", and "Good King Wenceslas"

1.  Lord, I've man-y en-e-mies,
    Man-y rise a-gainst me.
    They talk of me and they say,
    "God will nev-er help you."
    God, you are a shield to me,
    Giv-ing cour-age to me.
    I call to the Lord for help,
    From his hill he an-swers.
2.  I lie down and take my rest;
    All night God sus-tains me.
    Though ten thou-sand foes sur-round,
    Yet I do not fear them.
    Rise, O Lord!  Save me, O God!
    All my foes you strike down.
    Vic-to-ry be-longs to God;
    May God bless his peo-ple.

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Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright © 1988 Dale A. Schoening.