Psalm 10

Words: Isaac Watts

Prayer heard, saints saved, and oppressors punished.
For a humiliation day.
   1  Why doth the Lord stand off so far ?
         And why conceal his face,
      When great calamities appear,
         And times of deep distress?
   2  Lord, shall the wicked still deride
         Thy justice and thy power?
      Shall they advance their heads in pride,
         And still thy saints devour?
   3  They put thy judgments from their sight,
         And then insult the poor;
      They boast in their exalted height,
         That they shall fall no more.
   4  Arise, O God, lift up thine hand,
         Attend our humble cry;
      No enemy shall dare to stand
         When God ascends on high.
   5  Why do the men of malice rage,
         And say, with foolish pride,
      "The God of heav'n will ne'er engage
         To fight on Zion's side?"
   6  But thou for ever art our Lord;
         And powerful is thine hand,
      As when the heathens felt thy sword,
         And perished from thy land.
   7  Thou wilt prepare our hearts to pray,
         And cause thine ear to hear;
      He hearkens what his children say,
         And puts the world in fear.
   8  Proud tyrants shall no more oppress,
         No more despise the just;
      And mighty sinners shall confess
         They are but earth and dust.

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