Psalm 124 - First Version

 1  Had not the Lord been on our side,
       may Israel now say;
 2  Had not the Lord been on our side,
       when men rose us to slay;

 3  They had us swallowed quick, when as
       their wrath 'gainst us did flame:
 4  Waters had covered us, our soul
       had sunk beneath the stream.

 5  Then had the waters, swelling high,
       over our soul made way.
 6  Blessed be the Lord, who to their teeth
       us gave not for a prey.

 7  Our soul's escaped, as a bird
       out of the fowler's snare;
    The snare asunder broken is,
       and we escaped are.

 8  Our sure and all-sufficient help
       is in Jehovah's name;
    His name who did the heav'n create,
       and who the earth did frame.