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The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow

Author: John Milton, 1608-1684 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 82 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82:8 Lyrics: 1 The Lord will come and not be slow, his footsteps cannot err; before him righteousness shall go, his royal harbinger. 2 Truth from the earth, like to a flow'r, shall bud and blossom then, and justice, from her heav'nly bow'r, look down on mortal men. 3 Rise, God, and judge the earth in might, this wicked earth redress; for you are he who shall by right the nations all possess. 4 For great you are, and wonders great by your strong hand are done: you in your everlasting seat remain the Lord alone. Topics: The Church The Kingdom of God; Christ Second Coming and Judgment of; God Justice of Used With Tune: ST. MAGNUS
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Psalm 82

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 49 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 First Line: Among th' assemblies of the great Lyrics: Among th' assemblies of the great A greater Ruler takes his seat; The God of heav'n, as Judge, surveys Those gods on earth, and all their ways. Why will ye, then, frame wicked laws? Or why support th' unrighteous cause? When will ye once defend the poor, That sinners vex the saints no more? They know not, Lord, nor will they know; Dark are the ways in which they go; Their name of earthly gods is vain, For they shall fall and die like men. Arise, O Lord, and let thy Son Possess his universal throne, And rule the nations with his rod; He is our Judge, and he our God. Topics: Evil magistrates; Magistrates warned; Authority from God; God supreme governor
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There Where the Judges Gather

Author: Henry Zylstra Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6 Appears in 5 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 Topics: Judge, God/Christ as; Society/Social Concerns; Judge, God/Christ as; Justice; Nation; Poverty; Society/Social Concerns Used With Tune: MEIRIONYDD
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Judge Eternal, Throned. in Splendor

Author: Henry Scott Holland Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7 Appears in 96 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82:8 First Line: Judge eternal, throned in splendor Lyrics: 1 Judge eternal, throned in splendor, Lord of lords and Kings of kings, With the living fire of judgment Purge this realm of bitter things: Solace all its wide dominion With the healing of your wings. 2 Still the weary folk are pining For the hour that brings release; And the city's crowded clangor Cries aloud for sin to cease; And the homesteads and the woodlands Plead in silence for their peace. 3 Crown, O God, your own endeavor: Cleave our darkness with your sword: Feed the faint and hungry people With the richness of your Word; Cleanse the body of this nation Through the glory of the Lord. Amen. Topics: Civil Year Independence Day; Civil Year Labor Day; Other Observances World Peace Used With Tune: RHUDDLAN
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God in the great Assembly stands

Appears in 8 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 Lyrics: 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 great Props, 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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The Responsibility of Civil Officers

Appears in 8 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 First Line: Among assembled men of might Topics: Civil Magistracy; Nations Dependent on God; Nations Present Attitude of; The Poor Duty Towards; Royalty of Christ Civil Rulers His Ministers; Royalty of Christ Will Subject the World to God; Rulers Duties of; Rulers Wicked Used With Tune: [Among assembled men of might]
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Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow

Author: Graham Kendrick, b. 1950 Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 Topics: Confession and Assurance Used With Tune: [Who can sound the depths of sorrow]
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Deus stetit

Author: J. H. Appears in 3 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82 First Line: Amid the presse with men of might Lyrics: 1 Amid the presse with men of might the Lord himselfe doth stand, To plead the cause of truth and right, with judges of the land. 2 How long (said he) will you proceed, false judgement to award And have respect for love of meed, the wicked to regard. 3 Whereas of due you should defend the fatherlesse and weak: And when the poore man doth contend, in judgement justly speak. 4 If ye be wise, defend the cause of poore men in their right: And rid the needy from the clawes of tyrants force and might. 5 But nothing will they know or learne, in vaine to them I talk: They will not see, or ought discerne, but still in darknesse walk. For lo, even now the time is come, that all things fall to nought: And likewise lawes both all and some, for gaine are sold and bought. I had decreed it my sight, as gods to take you all: And children to the most of might, for love I did you call. 7 But notwithstanding ye shall die as men, and so decay: O tyrants I shall you destroy, and pluck you quite away. 8 Up, Lord, and let thy strength be known, and judge the world with might: For why? all nations are thy own, to take them as thy right.
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We Give Thee but Thine Own

Author: William Walsham How Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 414 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82:3 Lyrics: 1 We give thee but thine own, whate’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee. 2 May we thy bounties thus as stewards true receive, and gladly, as thou blessest us, to thee our first-fruits give. 3 To comfort and to bless, to find a balm for woe, to tend the lone and orphaned ones is angels’ work below. 4 The captive to release, to God the lost to bring, to teach the way of life and peace, it is a Christ-like thing. 5 And we believe thy word, though dim our faith may be; whate’er for thine we do, O Lord, we do it unto thee. Used With Tune: SCHUMANN

This Is My Song

Author: Lloyd Stone Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10 Appears in 20 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 82:8 First Line: This is my song, O God of all the nations Topics: Citizenship; Heritage; Peace World Used With Tune: FINLANDIA

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