1 O God, make haste to help me:
be quick, O LORD, I pray;
repel the powers of evil
that seek my life today.
They long to see my downfall;
O, how they mock my plight!
Let them instead, confounded,
be shamed and put to flight.

2 But those who look to you, LORD,
and for your mercy wait,
may they rejoice for ever
and cry, 'Our God is great!'
Yet I am poor and needy:
come quickly, then, I pray;
you are my help and Saviour:
O LORD, do not delay.

Psalm 70, David G. Preston
© D.G. Preston/Jubilate Hymns
7 6 7 6 D Iambic