1 Why dost thou stand afar,
O Lord, in our distress?
And why dost thou conceal thyself
When troublous times oppress?
2 Do thou, O Lord, arise;
O God, lift up thy hand;
Forget thou not the suff'ring poor,
The humble in the land.
3 Their foes thou dost behold,
Their wrongs thou wilt repay;
The poor commit themselves to thee,
Thou art the orphan's stay.
4 Thou, Lord, hast heard their pray'r
When humble hearts drew nigh;
Thou also wilt revive their strength
And ever hear their cry.
5 Defend the fatherless,
And all who are oppressed,
That they by human pride and pow'r
May be no more distressed.
|First Line:||Why dost thou stand afar|
|Topic:||Christian Life: Tribulation and Suffering; God: Defender; Poor(2 more...)|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912|