Deliverance From Destruction

Fits tune: Caswall - Wem in Leidenstagen

('Glory be to Jesus')

Based on part of Psalm 79 - A Lament


O God, we lament here

For heathen, no fear

Of you, but they plunder

Us, cut asunder


Theme of mourning, sadness

Come, restore us, bless

For enemies reviled

Your temple defiled


Here dead bodies scattered

No mercy conferred

Left unburied, birds, beasts

On them they do feast


Bloodshed, carnage, horror

We a reproach, slur

To ur enemies strong

Help us Lord, we long


Pour out wrath unfailing

Our complaint we bring

Save us from enemies

Deliver, set free


God of our salvation

Help us here, each one

Forgive, take sins away

Restore light and day


So we still your people

Shall unto you call

In your pasture us keep

We by grace your sheep


  • Goldfinch60

    Good write.

    • orchidee

      Thanks G. These seem some terrible words for a hymn - not joyful. It's a lament though. The tune to the original hymn seemed suitable.

    • Damaged Soul/Kindred Spirit

      It was very suitable. I do enjoy reading your work, at times it brings a measure of comfort.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Soul. I call you Soul as a nickname - can't I be bothered to type out 'Damaged Soul'? Too much effort for me?! But I don't want to always refer to you as 'Damaged'. There's healing for your soul, I believe, and for anyone's soul.

        • Damaged Soul/Kindred Spirit

          No healing for me I'm afraid.

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