627. C. M. Doddridge. Trust in the Presence and Help of God.
1 And art thou with us, gracious Lord,
To dissipate our fear?
Dost thou proclaim thyself our God,
Our God forever near?
2 Doth thy right hand, which formed the earth,
And bears up all the skies,
Stretch from on high its friendly aid,
When dangers round us rise?
3 On this support our souls shall lean,
And banish every care;
The gloomy vale of death will smile,
If God be with us there.
4 While we his gracious succor prove,
'Midst all our various ways,
The darkest shades, through which we pass,
Shall echo with his praise.