You, O Lord, Are My Defender


Even though there are many
who say of me,
“His God will not help him,”
you, O Lord, are my Defender,
my Worship,
the One who lifts up my head.
Do not forsake me
when I am in need,
but defend me
until the trouble
is past.

Source: Freely modified from The Priest’s Prayerbook, 1865, #238

Original in traditional English:

Many a one there be that say of my soul, There is no help for him in his GOD: but Thou, O LORD, art my Defender, Thou art my worship, and the lifter up of my head. Depart not from me in the time of my need but defend Thou me until this tyranny be overpast. Through…

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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