METER: 9 10 99 99 99
SUGGESTED TUNE: ASSURANCE
This is the meter for the hymn "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine"
1. God's my sal-va-tion, God is my light;
I will not fear, he pro-tects me from harm.
When I'm at-tacked by those who do wrong,
Though foes may slan-der, they all shall fall.
E'en if by arm-ies I am en-closed,
Con-fi-dent I'll be, though war a-rise.
One thing I've asked God, that I will seek;
In his house to live, his good-ness see.
2. There in his Tem-ple, guid-ance I'll seek.
In trou-bled times he will shel-ter give me.
He'll pro-vide safe-ty in his own house.
Set-ting me safe-ly high on a rock.
So I will tri-umph o-ver my foes,
And in his tent I'll of-fer him praise
And sac-ri-fice to him with great joy,
Sing-ing mel-od-ious-ly to the Lord.
3. Lord, hear me when I call unto you;
Be gra-cious to me, and an-swer me, God!
When my heart says, "Come, seek the Lord's face,"
I seek your face, Lord; don't hide from me.
Do not re-ject me out of your wrath.
You've al-ways helped me; don't cast me off.
Do not for-sake me, O sav-ing God.
If par-ents leave me, God's still with me.
4. Teach me your way, Lord, and guide my steps
On lev-el paths, for I have en-e-mies.
Don't give me up to them, for they lie,
So that they may do vio-lence to me.
I'll see God's good-ness, I do be-lieve,
In the land where the liv-ing ones dwell.
Wait for the Lord, be strong, do not fear;
Trust and take cour-age--wait for the Lord!
Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.