Scripture Verse

He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: He hideth his face; He will never see it. Psalm 10:11

Introduction

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, The Spir­it of the Psalms (Lon­don: T. Ca­dell and C. & J. Riv­ing­ton, 1829), page 9.

Music: Old Mar­tyrs Psalms (Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: 1615) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Harriet Auber
(1773–1862)

Lyrics

Arrayed against our church and faith,
The powers of darkness rage,
And the proud tyrants of the earth
Unholy warfare wage.

They say, O God, Thou wilt not hear,
Thou, Lord, will not regard
;
But each dark crime is known to Thee,
And meets its just reward.

The Father of the fatherless,
The helper of the weak,
Thy hand shall every wrong redress,
Thy voice shall comfort speak.

And soon shall dawn that blessèd day,
When sin and woe shall cease,
And earth, beneath Messiah’s sway,
Enjoy perpetual peace.