O God, You Have Rejected Us

O God, you have rejected us

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Tune: XAVIER (Tipton)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Marie J. Post

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First Line: O God, you have rejected us
Title: O God, You Have Rejected Us
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications


A prayer for victory over Edom, the enemy of God's people.

Scripture References:
st. 1 =vv. 1-5
st. 2 = vv. 6-8
st. 3 =vv. 9-12

This lament, in contrast to the immediately preceding ones, takes on a national scope, focusing on Israel's defeat by a foreign nation. Though Israel has suffered God's rejection in battle, the psalmist appeals for help (st. 1) from God, who has declared that Israel is his kingdom (“Judah [is] my scepter”), and who will triumph over Edom and other enemies (st. 2). Relying on that declaration, the psalmist encourages us to pray with confidence that God will give victory to his people, his church (st. 3). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.

Liturgical Use:
When the church has suffered defeat or is otherwise in need of encouragement in its spiritual warfare.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


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