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152a. God the supreme Governor; or Magistrates warned

1 Among th' assemblies of the great
A greater ruler takes his seat;
The God of heaven as judge surveys
Those gods on earth and all their ways.

2 Why will ye frame oppressive laws?
Or why support th' unrighteous cause?
When will ye once defend the poor,
That foes may vex the saints no more?

3 They know not, Lord, nor will they know;
Dark are the ways in which they go;
Their name of earthly gods is vain,
For they shall fall and die like men.

4 Arise, O Lord, and let thy Son
Possess his universal throne,
And rule the nations with his rod;
He is our Judge, and he our God.

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First Line: Among th' assemblies of the great
Title: God the supreme Governor; or Magistrates warned
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
Topic: Authority from God; Evil Magistrates; God: supreme governor (1 more...)
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