PLXXXIII. A Psalm or Song of Asaph

1 O God do thou not silence keep,
No longer speech refrain:
O mighty God, do thou likewise
No longer still remain.
2 For lo, they that thine en'mies be,
Do rage tumultuously:
And they that haters be of thee,
Have lift the head on high.

3 Against those that thy people are
They crafty counsel take:
Also against thy hidden ones
They consultation make.
4 They said, lest they a nations be
Let's cut them down therefore,
That in remembrance Isra'l's name
May not be any more.

5 Because they counsel taken have
Together with consent:
And in confederacy close
They are against thee bent.
6 The warlike tents of Edom's race
And of the Ishmaelites;
The people of the Hagarens,
And of the Moabites.

7 Gebal and Ammon, Amaleck
Together all conspire;
The Philistines, with them that be
Inhabitants of Tyre.
8 Assur moreover is combin'd
With them in amity,
And they have been an arm of strength
To Lot's posterity.

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0 As thou didst to the Midianites,
So do to them also:
As Jaben to, and Sisera,
At Kishon's brook so do.
10 Who near to Endor suddenly
Were quite discomfited;
Who did also become as dung,
That on the earth is spread.

11 Like unto Oreb, and like Zeeb,
Make thou their nobles fall,
As Zeba and Zalmunna too
Make thou their princes all.
12 Who said, for our possession
God's houses let us take.
13 My God, them like a wheel, like straw
Before the wind them make.

14 As fire doth burn a wood, and as
The flame sets hills on fire:
15 So with thy tempest them pursue
And fright them in thine ire.
16 Do thou their faces all fill full
Of ignominious shame;
That so they may, O Lord, be made
To seek unto thy name.

17 Put to confusion let them be,
And vexed sore for aye;
Yea, let them unto shame be put,
And utterly decay.
18 That men may know that thou whose name
JEHOVAH is alone,
Art over all the earth throughout
Advanc'd the highest One.

Text Information
First Line: O God do thou not silence keep
Title: A Psalm or Song of Asaph
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Psalm 83
Language: English
Tune Information
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