If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When they rose up against us:
Then had the waters o’erwhelmed us,
Then had the waters swallowed us up,
And the stream gone over our soul.
Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as prey to their teeth.
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:
The snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Movement 5 from Songs of Ascent:
Psalm 124 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side”
Tenor and baritone soloists, strings