METER: 76 76 D
SUGGESTED TUNE: AURELIA
This is the meter of such hymns as "The Church's One Foundation"
1. But you, Lord, please stay near me!
Come quick-ly to my aid!
Save my life from the sword and
These dogs who want me dead!
From li-ons' mouths de-liv-er,
And from the wild bulls' horns.'
I'll tell my peo-ple of you,
Be-fore them praise your name.
2. You who fear Yah-weh, praise him!
O Ja-cob, hon-or him!
O Is-ra-el, re-vere him
And stand in awe of him!
He did not turn his back on
The suff-ering of the poor;
His face he has not hid-den,
But an-swers cries for help.
3. I'll praise you with your peo-ple
For all you've done, O Lord;
With all who wor-ship you I
Will pay up on my vows.
The poor shall eat and be filled;
Those who come to the Lord
Shall praise his name for-ev-er.
May they pros-per al-ways.
4. All na-tions will re-mem-ber and turn un-to the Lord;
From all parts of the whole world,
From ev-ery race and clime,
They'll turn to him and wor-ship.
The Lord our God is King;
O'er earth he has do-min-ion;
The na-tions he does rule.
Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.