Scripture Verse

If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31


Words: Tho­mas H. Gill, 1880.

Music: Re­gent Square Hen­ry T. Smart, in Psalms and Hymns for Di­vine Wor­ship (Lon­don: 1867) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gill (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry T. Smart (1813–1879)


He who suns and worlds up­hold­eth
Lends us His up­hold­ing hand;
He the ages who un­fold­eth
Doth our times and ways com­mand.
God is for us, God is for us;
In His strength and stay we stand.

He who sage and seer in­struct­ed
Will not keep from us His lore;
Who those an­cient saints con­duct­ed
Hath not giv’n His guid­ing o’er.
God is for us, God is for us;
Helpful now as here­to­fore.

’Gainst op­press­ion forth He sends us;
His the cause of truth and right;
With His own great host He binds us,
Lendeth us of His own might;
God is for us, God is for us;
Brings to hap­py end the fight.

Onward, up­ward doth He beck­on;
Onward, up­ward would we press;
As His own our bur­dens reck­on,
As our own His strength pos­sess.
God is for us, God is for us;
God, our help­er, still we bless.