Christ My Song - 1376
God is for us (Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
God is for us.
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8,31)
1. "God is for us;" if it be so,
whom or what have we to fear?
Why, then, do his people flee so?
Flee as if no friend were near,
or, if present,
could not save, or would not hear.
2. Is the arm that saves us shorter
than it was in ages past?
Is it to some other quarter
we today must go at last?
Saviour, help us,
thou alone the power hast.
3. Lord, thine arm is nothing shortened,
sad it would be were it so;
hence we need not be disheartened,
hence we need not fear the foe;
those thou keepest,
nothing have to fear, we know.
4. In thy keeping happy are we,
then alone from evil free;
if thy strength is ours, what care we,
who or what opposed may be,
"everlasting strength" in thee.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 426.
(2,4 orig.: we must go at last?)