Be merciful to us, dear God,
when we are under fierce attack,
we fear that we'll be overcome,
unless you grant the strength we lack.
You see how troubled we have been,
you keep a record of each tear.
But we believe that you, dear God,
can make the darkest future clear.
Though foes may persecute us here,
mere humankind we should not fear.
For you guard us with loving care
and keep your promise to be near.
We trust that you are on our side,
the God whose promises we praise.
So now we need not fear our foes,
for you'll protect us all our days.