The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth. Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. Psalm 11:5–6
Words: James Montgomery, Songs of Zion (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1822), alt.
The Lord is in His holy place,
And from His throne on high,
He looks upon the human race
With omnipresent eye.
He proves the righteous, marks their path;
In Him the weak are strong;
But violence provokes His wrath,
The Lord abhorreth wrong.
God on the wicked will rain down
His brimstone, fire, and snares;
The gloom and tempest of His frown—
This portion shall be theirs.
The righteous Lord will take delight
Alone in righteousness;
The just are pleasing in His sight,
The humble He will bless.