46. O Lord, thou Judge of all the earth

1 O Lord, thou Judge of all the earth,
To whom all vengeance doth belong,
Arise and show thy glory forth,
Requite the proud, condemn the wrong.

2 How long, O Lord, in boastful pride
Shall wicked men triumphant stand?
How long shall they afflict thy saints
And scorn thy wrath, thy dreadful hand?

3 Be wise, ye fools and brutish men;
Shall not he see who formed the eye?
Shall not he hear who formed the ear,
And judge, who reigneth, God most high?

4 The Lord will judge in righteousness,
From him all truth and knowledge flow;
The foolish thoughts of wicked men,
How vain they are the Lord doth know.

5 That man is blest whom thou, O Lord,
With chastening hand dost teach thy will,
For in the day when sinners fall
That man in peace abideth still.

6 Unless the Lord had been my Help,
My life had quickly passed away;
But when my foot had almost slipped,
O Lord, thy mercy was my stay.

7 Amid the doubts that fill my mind
Thy comforts, Lord, bring joy to me;
Can wickedness, though throned in might,
Have fellowship, O Lord, with thee?

8 The wicked, in their might arrayed,
Against the righteous join their power,
But to the Lord I flee for help,
He is my Refuge and my Tower.


Text Information
First Line: O Lord, thou Judge of all the earth
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: ;
Topic: Danger of Delay; Doubt; God: Divine Perfections of (6 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: Carl G. Reissiger, 1798-1859
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major

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