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O God, thou hast deserted us

O God, thou hast deserted us

Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O God, Thou hast deserted us,
and scatter'd in disdain!
Thou hast been awfully displeas'd!
O turn to us again.
2 The land to tremble thou hast caus'd;
didst it asunder break!
O now the breaches of it heal;
for it doth greatly shake!

3 Thou hast thy people made to see
things that are hard to bear!
And thou hast caused us to drink
the wine of trembling fear!
4 But thou a banner hast bestow'd
on those who Thee revere,
That it on high before the truth
Displayed may appear. (Selah.)

5 That thy beloved people may
a full deliv'rance have;
O hear the fervent pray'rs I make
And let thy right hand save!
6 GOD in his holiness hath spoke;
my joy therein is high;
Shechem divide, and Succoth's vale
measure for mine will I;

7 Gilead is mine, Manasseh mine,
who doth espouse my cause;
Ephraim is of my strength the head,
and Judah gives my laws.
8 Moab my washpot I will make,
o'er Edom cast my shoe:
And ye Philistia's haughty tribes,
I'll triumph over you.

9 Who will me to the city lead
so strongly fortify'd?
And who is he that to the land
of Edom will me guide?
10 Didst thou not cast us off, O GOD?
yet still we look to thee:
Wilt thou not with our armies go?
and GOD our leader be?

11 O then to us in our distress
thy speedy sucoour send!
For vain it is on human aid
for safety to depend.
12 But by the helping pow'r of GOD
we shall do valiantly;
And He'll our foes tread down, and make
beneath our feet to lie.

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.) #PLX

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The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre #PLX

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