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'ns will ne'er engage
"To fight on Zion's Side."
6 But thou for ever art our Lord,
And pow'rful is thine Hand,
As when the Heathen felt thy Sword,
And perish'd 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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