LXXXII. God in the great Assembly stands

1 God in the great Assembly stands,
where his impartial Eye
In State surveys the earthen Gods,
and does their Judgments try.
2,3 How dare ye then unjustly judge,
or be to Sinners kind?
Defend the Orphans, and the Poor:
let such your Justice find.

4 Protect the humble helpless Man,
reduc'd to deep Distress,
And let not him become a Prey
to such as would oppress.
5 They neither know, nor will they learn,
but blindly rove and stray:
Justice and Truth, the World's Support
thro' all the Land decay.

6 Well then might God in Anger say,
"I've call'd ye by my Name:
"I've said y'are God's, the Sons and Heirs
"of my immortal Fame:
7 "But ne'ertheless your unjust Deeds
"to strict Account I'll call:
"You all shall die like common Men,
"like other Tyrants fall."

8 Arise, and thy just Judgments, Lord,
throughout the Earth display;
And all the Nations of the world
shall own thy righteous Sway.

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First Line: God in the great Assembly stands
Publication Date: 1760
Language: English
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