P10. Why doth the Lord stand off so far?

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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First Line: Why doth the Lord stand off so far?
Language: English
Publication Date: 1766
Topic: Complaint: of sickness; Deliverance: from Temptations; Devotions: on a sick Bed (14 more...)
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