Hymnal: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #23 (1786) Topics: Atheism punished; Complaint of Pride, Atheism, Oppression, etc..; Pride and atheism, and oppression punished; Atheism punished; Complaint of Pride, Atheism, Oppression, etc..; Pride and atheism, and oppression punished First Line: Why doth the Lord depart so far? Lyrics: 1 Why doth the Lord depart 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 laws?
Shall they advance their heads in pride,
And slight the righteous cause.
3 They cast thy judgements 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 ofhHeaven will ne'er engage
To fight on Zion's side.
6 But thou forever art our Lord;
And powerful is thine hand,
As when the Heathens felt thy sword,
And perish'd from thy land.
7 Thou wilt prepare our hearts to pray,
And cause thine ear to hear;
Accept the vows thy children pay,
And free thy saints from fear.
8 Proud tyrants shall no more oppress,
No more despise the just;
And mighty sinners shall confess,
They are but earth and dust. Scripture: Psalm 10 Languages: English
Prayer heard, and saints saved; or pride, atheism and oppression punished