Thus spoke the Lord, "I will defend
the righteous, who at my right hand
subdue their foes beneath their feet,
and all the wicked threats withstand."
God shall send forth from Zion's hill
a mighty scepter to their throne,
that they who rule in right and truth
shall never face their foes alone.
How great the power of God to bless;
heav'n's richest gifts on us to pour;
god's wrath may shatter disbelief,
but faith is ours forevermore.