11236. Ye Judges Of The Earth, Be Still

1 Ye judges of the earth, be still,
While God declares His righteous will:
“How long in your unequal scale
Shall justice lose, and wrong prevail?

2 'Let law the orphan’s claim secure:
List to the friendless and the poor:
Protect the weak, assert their right,
And save them from the oppressor’s spite.

3 "Alas, ye neither know nor mark;
Reckless ye wander in the dark,
While earth the dire confusion feels,
And on its deep foundation reels.

4 "Gods ye were named: all lands in you
The children of the Highest knew:
But death your frailty shall betray,
And blend your forms with vulgar clay."

5 Rise, high-throned God, to vengeance rise;
Redeem the wronged, the proud chastise;
Rule every realm by right divine:
For all the realms of earth are Thine.

Text Information
First Line: Ye judges of the earth, be still
Title: Ye Judges Of The Earth, Be Still
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Cambridge: Deighton, Bell & Companyy, 1876)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: d minor
Source: Catholische Geistliche Gesänge (Andernach, Germany: 1608)
Copyright: Public Domain

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