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No longer hold thy peace, O God

No longer hold thy peace, O God

Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 No longer hold thy peace, O GOD,
no longer silent be;
O God no longer sit at rest,
and our destruction see!
2 For lo, thy num'rous enemies
rise up tumultuously;
And those who hate Thee boast themselves,
and lift their heads on high.

3 Against thy people they conspire,
and crafty councils join;
And to destroy thine hidden ones,
they lay their close design.
4 Come let us cut them off, said they,
their nation quite efface,
That no remembrance may remain,
of Isr'el or his race.

5 Yea they together with one heart,
in council have combin'd;
And diff'ring people close in league,
against Thy self have join'd.
6 The warlike tents of Edom's race,
and of the Ishma'lites,
The people of the Hagareens,
and of the Moabites.

7 Gebal and Ammon join'd, and they
with Amalek conspire;
With them the Philistines agree,
and those who dwell at Tyre.
8 Yea, mighty Ashur is combin'd
with them in amity:
And they have been an arm of strength
to Lot's posterity.

9 As once Thou didst to Midian,
so Thou wilt do to them;
Or Jabin's host, and Sisera
at Kishon's ancient stream.
10 Who near to Endor suddenly,
fell down and perished;
And all their carcasses as dung,
upon the earth were spread.

11 Like Oreb and like Zeeb, Thou
wilt make their nobles fall:
As Zeba and Zalmunnah fell,
so shall their princes all.
12 For thus presumptuously they said,
come on, and let us take
The houses of their GOD to us,
and our possession make.

13 But Thou wilt make them, O my GOD,
as rolling things around;
Or like the chaff blown all about,
when whirlwinds sweep the ground.
14 As raging fire the forest burns,
with flames the mountains blaze;
15 So shall thy tempest them pursue,
and them thy storm amaze.

16 Do Thou, O LORD, their faces fill
with an abasing shame,
That they may happily be brought
to seek thy blessed name.
17 Or they shall to confusion come,
and ever troubled be;
Be put to a perpetual shame,
and perish utterly.

18 That all may know that Thou alone,
whom we JEHOVAH call,
Art the most High in all the earth,
and rulest over all.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PLXXXIII

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