PSALM 33:12-22
This is the meter of such hymns as "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" and "O God, Our Help in Ages Past."

1.  Blest is the na-tion whose God is
    The Lord, yes, Is-rael's God.
    Blest is the na-tion that he chose
    To be his her-i-tage.
2.  God looks from heav'n on hu-man-kind,
    He sees earth from his throne;
    He forms their thoughts with-in their hearts
    And knows their ev-ery deed.
3.  A king's not by his ar-my saved,
    Nor war-riors by their strength;
    A war horse can-not vic-tory give;
    Its great strength can-not save.
4.  God watch-es those who fear his name,
    Who trust his stead-fast love,
    That he may save their souls from death,
    In fam-ine keep their life.
5.  We wait for God, our help and shield,
    We're glad, for him we trust.
    Lord, let your stead-fast love keep us,
    E'en as we hope in you.

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

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