God is my strong salvation
God is my strong salvation. James Montgomery* (1771-1854).
Written in May 1822 and published in Montgomery’s Songs of Zion (1822) in two 8-line verses, as ‘Psalm XXVII, No 1.’ It was printed subsequently in his Original Hymns (1853) with the title ‘Trust in the Lord’. It has become standardized in four 4-line stanzas, generally unaltered except for verse 3 line 3, where ‘His truth be thine affiance’ (‘trust’) has sometimes been altered to avoid the archaism:
Place on the Lord reliance; My soul, with courage wait;His truth be thine affiance, When faint and desolate.
It is based on Psalm 27, especially verses 1, 3, 14, and 16. The last two lines refer also to 1 Kings 3: 14 and Numbers 6:...
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