My heart is ready, O my God

My heart is ready, O my God:
let songs of joy be born,
let music sound from strings and voice-
I will awake the dawn.

2. Across the continents I sing,
and growing praise shall rise;
for your great love spans earth and heaven,
your truth surmounts the skies.

3. O God, be praised above the heavens;
let glory fill the earth,
and help and save with your right hand
the race you brought to birth.

4. God speaks from his pure sanctuary
to claim both west and east:
‘The mountains and the plains are mine,
the greatest and the least.

5. ‘My people are my battle-dress,
my sceptre, helm and sword;
and rebel nations have become
a footstool for the Lord!’

6. Who else can give us victory
and break the strongholds down?
O God, if you reject us now
we cannot fight alone.

7. How useless is all human help
when facing stubborn wrong!
But we shall triumph in the Lord,
and God shall be our song.

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