SUGGESTED TUNES: AZMON or ST. ANNE
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.