Nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis dicat...
Language: Latin 
1 Nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis dicat nunc Israel
2 Nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis cum exsurgerent in nos homines
3 Forte vivos degluttissent nos cum irasceretur furor eorum in nos
4 Forsitan aqua absorbuisset nos
5 Torrentem pertransivit anima nostra forsitan 
pertransisset anima nostra aquam intolerabilem
6 Benedictus Dominus qui non dedit nos in captionem dentibus eorum
7 Anima nostra sicut passer erepta est de laqueo venantium laqueus 
contritus est et nos liberati sumus
8 Adiutorium nostrum in nomine Domini qui fecit caelum et terram

M. Haydn sets line 7

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-05-21
Line count: 10
Word count: 88

A song of Battle
Language: English  after the Latin 
If the Lord Himself had not been on our side,
        now may Israel say:
If the Lord Himself had not been on our side,
        when men rose up against us;
Then they had swallowed us up alive,
        when their wrath was kindled against us.
Then the waters had overwhelmed us,
        The stream had gone over our soul:
Then the proud waters had gone even over our soul.

Blessed be the Lord,
        who hath not given us
        as a prey unto their teeth.
Our soul is escaped even as a bird
        From the snare of the fowlers;
The snare is broken,
        and we are delivered.

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
        who made heaven and earth.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: James B. Robinson

This text was added to the website: 2007-06-20
Line count: 18
Word count: 118