A sovereign protector I have, Unseen, yet for ever at hand, Unchangeably faithful to save, Almighty to rule and command. He smiles and my comforts abound; His grace as the dew shall descend, And walls of salvation surround The soul he delights to defend.
Kind Author and ground of my hope, Thee, Thee, for my God I avow; My glad Ebenezer set up And own Thou hast helped me till now. I muse on the years that are past Wherein my defence Thou hast proved; Nor wilt Thou relinquish at last A sinner so signally loved.
Inspirer and Hearer of prayer, Thou Shepherd and Guardian of Thine, My all to Thy covenant care I sleeping and waking resign. If Thou are my Shield and my Sun, The night is no darkness to me; And, fast as my moments roll on, They bring me but nearer to Thee.
D.A. Carson, p. 218