1 In the assembly of the great,
our mighty GOD doth stand,
As judge among our earthly GODS,
the Rulers of the land.
2 How long [says He] then will ye dare
wrong judgment to award?
The wicked person to accept,
or partially regard?
3 Defend the poor and fatherless,
oppress'd by worldly might;
Aid such as suffer injuries,
and see ye do them right.
4 The weak and poor deliver ye,
and needy of the land;
And rid them from the tyranny
of ev'ry wicked hand.
5 They know not, nor will understand,
in darkness they walk on:
All the foundations of the earth
out of their course are gone.
6 I call'd you GODS for your high place,
sons of the Highest all;
7 But ye shall die like common men,
like other princes fall.
8 Arise, O GOD, and judge the earth,
and bring oppressors down:
For Thou all nations shalt possess,
and rule them as thine own.