O Lord, thou hast rejected us

O Lord, thou hast rejected us

Tune: KILSYTH
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 O God thou hast rejected us,
and scattered us abroad;
thou justly hast displeased been,
return to us, O God.
2 The earth to tremble thou hast made,
therein didst breaches make:
do thou thereof the breaches heal,
because the land doth shake.

3 Hard things thou hast thy people shown,
distress upon them sent;
and thou hast caused us to drink
wine of astonishment.
4 And yet a banner thou hast given
to those who thee do fear;
that it by them, because of truth,
displayed may appear.

5 That thy beloved people may
delivered be from thrall,
save with the power of thy right hand,
and hear me when I call.
6 God in his holiness did speak,
my joy shall be complete;
I Shechem will divide, by line
the vale of Succoth mete.

7 Gilead I claim as mine by right,
Manasseh mine shall be;
Ephraim is of mine head the strength,
Judah gives laws for me;
8 Moab my washpot is; my shoe,
Edom, I'll cast o'er thee;
Philistia, through thy borders all
cry out because of me.

9 O who is he will bring me to
the city fortified?
O who is he that to the land
of Edom will me guide?
10 O God, who hast rejected us,
wilt thou not help us so?
Even thou, O God, who dost no more
forth with our armies go?

11 Help us from trouble; for the help
is vain which man bestows:
12 through God we shall do valiantly;
he shall tread down our foes.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P60

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First Line: O Lord, thou hast rejected us
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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