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1. Unless our Sovereign builds the house,
The builders labor all in vain;
Unless Almighty God keeps watch,
All other guards keep watch in vain.

2. In vain we rise in morning’s light,
And labor long before we cease;
We eat the bread of anxious toil,
God labors while we rest in peace.

The Lord will fight for us,
And we will praise;
And as His kingdom comes,
We’ll stand amazed.

The Lord will fight for us,
Our strivings cease;
And while he labors on,
We rest in peace.

3. Our sons are God’s inheritance,
Our daughters are rewards of grace;
Like arrows in a warrior’s hand
Are children born in youthful days.

4. Bless’d is the one whose quiver brims
With arrows for the day of war;
They’ll never know defeat or shame,
But victory on Satan’s shore.

Words & Music: Zac Hicks, 2017
©2017 Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP)