From the recording UPON YOUR SHORE

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Evermore. Musically, probably one of the funnest songs EVER to play. I just love so much love the rhythm section of Carl Sealove (bass) and Scott C. Babcock (drums/percussion) on this tune! Lyrics are again inspired by Spurgeon -- Morning & Evening Devotional.

'Morning & Evening' by CH Spurgeon
Public Domain
August 19, Evening

"Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength."
Psalm 31:4

Our spiritual foes are of the serpent's brood, and seek to ensnare us by subtlety. The prayer before us supposes the possibility of the believer being caught like a bird. So deftly does the fowler do his work, that simple ones are soon surrounded by the net. The text asks that even out of Satan's meshes the captive one may be delivered; this is a proper petition, and one which can be granted: from between the jaws of the lion, and out of the belly of hell, can eternal love rescue the saint. It may need a sharp pull to save a soul from the net of temptations, and a mighty pull to extricate a man from the snares of malicious cunning, but the Lord is equal to every emergency, and the most skilfully placed nets of the hunter shall never be able to hold his chosen ones. Woe unto those who are so clever at net laying; they who tempt others shall be destroyed themselves.

"For thou art my strength." What an inexpressible sweetness is to be found in these few words! How joyfully may we encounter toils, and how cheerfully may we endure sufferings, when we can lay hold upon celestial strength. Divine power will rend asunder all the toils of our enemies, confound their politics, and frustrate their knavish tricks; he is a happy man who has such matchless might engaged upon his side. Our own strength would be of little service when embarrassed in the nets of base cunning, but the Lord's strength is ever available; we have but to invoke it, and we shall find it near at hand. If by faith we are depending alone upon the strength of the mighty God of Israel, we may use our holy reliance as a plea in supplication.

"Lord, evermore thy face we seek:
Tempted we are, and poor, and weak;
Keep us with lowly hearts, and meek.
Let us not fall. Let us not fall."


Lord, evermore thy face we seek
Thy face we seek
Lord, evermore thy face we seek,
Thy face we seek
Tempted we are, poor, and weak;
Keep us with lowly hearts, and meek.
Let us not fall...

Our foes are seeking to ensnare us
So deftly does the fowler work
That simple ones are soon surrounded
In the jaws of the lion
in the belly of hell

Our own strength is of little service
When we are trapped within the nets
But in the mighty God of Israel
With a mighty pull
In celestial strength
He will rend our enemies