The cruel Assyrians were enemies of Judah, but at last they would be overcome and God would judge them. Thus He would protect His people.

BibleGateway: Nahum 1:1-7

ESV Text: Nahum 1:1-7


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:17

     1 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

     2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 267:
If God had not been on our Side

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— Organ Audio

1. If God had not been on our side 
And had not come to aid us, 
The foes with all their power and pride 
Would surely have dismayed us; 
For we, His flock, would have to fear 
The threat of men both far and near 
Who rise in might against us. 

2. Their furious wrath, did God permit, 
Would surely have consumed us 
And as a deep and yawning pit 
With life and limb entombed us. 
Like men o’er whom dark waters roll 
Their wrath would have engulfed our soul 
And, like a flood, o’erwhelmed us. 

3. Blest be the Lord, who foiled their threat 
That they could not devour us; 
Our souls, like birds, escaped their net, 
They could not overpower us. 
The snare is boken-we are free! 
Our help is ever, Lord, in Thee, 
Who madest earth and heaven.