O Lord, Thou Judge of All the Earth

O Lord, thou Judge of all the earth

Tune: BELOIT (Reissiger)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 O Lord, Thou Judge of all the earth,
To Whom all vengeance doth belong,
Arise and show Thy glory forth,
Requite the proud, condemn the wrong.

2 How long, O Lord, in boastful pride
Shall wicked men triumphant stand?
How long shall they afflict Thy saints
And devastate Thy chosen land?

3 The widow and the fatherless
They slay, and helpless strangers smith;
The faithful God they do not fear,
They say the Lord will not requite.

4 Be wise, ye fools and brutish men;
Shall not He see Who formed the eye?
Shall not He hear Who formed the ear,
And judge, Who reigneth, God Most High?

5 The Lord will judge in righteousness,
From Him all truth and knowledge flow;
The foolish thoughts of wicked men,
How vain they are the Lord doth know.

6 That man is blest whom Thou, O Lord,
With chastening hand dost teach Thy will,
For in the day when sinners fall
That man in peace abideth still.

7 The Lord will not cast off His own,
Nor His inheritance forsake;
Just judgment shall at length prevail,
And upright hearts shall courage take.

8 Who will arise for my defense
Against the wicked in the land?
Against iniquity and wrong
What man for me will valiant stand?

9 Unless the Lord had been my help,
My life had quickly passed away;
But when my foot had almost slipped,
O Lord, Thy mercy was my stay.

10 Amid the doubts that fill my mind
Thy comforts, Lord, bring joy to me;
Can wickedness, though throned in might,
Have fellowship, O Lord, with Thee?

11 The wicked, in their might arrayed,
Against the righteous join their power,
But to the Lord I flee for help,
He is my refuge and my tower.

12 Our God, the refuge of His saints,
Will fight against iniquity;
Avenger of the innocent
The Lord omnipotent will be.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

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First Line: O Lord, thou Judge of all the earth
Title: O Lord, Thou Judge of All the Earth
Language: English



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