(from Day 27 Morning Prayer)
Nisi quia Dominus
- 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;
- They had swallowed us up quick: when thy were so wrathfully displeased at us.
- Yea, the waters had drowned us: and the stream had gone over our soul.
- The deep waters of the proud: had gone even over our soul.
- But praised be the Lord: who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth.
- Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are delivered .
- Our help standeth in the Name of the Lord: who hath made heaven and earth.