O God, you have rejected usVersifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
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A prayer for victory over Edom, the enemy of God's people.
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.
When the church has suffered defeat or is otherwise in need of encouragement in its spiritual warfare.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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