My God, how many are my fears
How fast my foes increase
Conspiring my eternal death
They break my fleeting peace
The lying tempter would persuade
My heart to doubt your aid
And all my swelling sins appear
Much greater than your grace
Arise, Oh Lord, fulfill your grace
While I your glory sing;
My God has broke the serpentʼs teeth
And death has lost his sting
But you my glory and my strength
Will on my tempter tread
Will silence all my threatening guilt
And raise my drooping head.
One of my favourite adaptation of Isaac Watt's hymn has been Sojourn Music's remake of this classic.
I love Watts willingness to deal with the brokenness of our experience, yet not wallow in defeat, instead lifting our gaze to the victor who has defeated death. That's what I need to hear. I am so prone to laying down on the battle field. I need to hear that Christ has overcome, and will lift my drooping head.
I would encourage you to watch this short documentary on Sojourn's 'Water & the Blood' project. It's one of my most played albums.