Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!@Isaiah 5:20
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Richard W. Adams (1952–)

Rich­ard W. Ad­ams, De­cem­ber 20, 2013.

Ital­i­an Hymn Fe­lice de Gi­ar­di­ni, in The Col­lec­tion of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Cha­pel of the Lock Hos­pi­tal, 1769 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Felice de Giardini (1716–1796)

Spirit of wisdom and power,
Protect us in this hour,
Of dreadful strife;
When scoffing lips surround
And righteousness confound,
When fear and hate abound,
Be our strong tower.

Darkness advances apace:
See, boldly sin is praised
And good reviled;
O give us hearts to fight
For holiness and right,
Enabled by Your might,
Wisdom and grace.

Protect our children from ill,
Be their defender still,
Give them Your light;
Immerse them in Your Word,
From them may truth be heard,
Let them Your Spirit gird
To do Your will.