Jehovah Nissi: The Lord my Banner (Ex. 17:15)
By whom was David taught
To aim the deadly blow,
When he Goliath fought,
And laid the Gittite low'
Nor sword nor spear the stripling took,
But chose a pebble from the brook.
Twas Israels God and king
Who sent him to the fight;
Who gave him strength to sling,
And skill to aim aright.
Ye feeble saints, your strength endures,
Because young Davids God is yours.
Who orderd Gideon forth,
To storm the invaders camp,
With arms of little worth,
A pitcher and a lamp'
The trumpets made his coming known,
And all the host was overthrown.
Oh! I have seen the day,
When with a single word,
God helping me to say,
“My trust is in the Lord,”
My soul hath quelld a thousand foes,
Fearless of all that could oppose.
But unbelief, self-will,
Self-righteousness, and pride,
How often do they steal
My weapon from my side!
Yet Davids Lord, and Gideons friend,
Will help his servant to the end.