Methodist Hymnal (1876)

1 O GOD my strength and fortitude
In truth I will love thee;
Thou art my castle and defence
In my necessity.

2 When I, beset with pain and grief,
Prayed to my God for grace;
Forthwith my God heard my complaint,
Out of his holy place.

3 The Lord descended from above,
And bowed the heavens high,
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.

4 On cherub and on cherubim
Full royally he rode;
And on the wings of all the winds
Came flying all abroad.

5 He brought me forth in open place,
That so I might be free;
And kept me safe, because he had
A favour unto me.

6 Unspotted are the ways of God,
His word is truly tried;
He is a sure defence to such
As in his ways abide.