The Lord God of recompenses shall surely requite. Jeremiah 51:56
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 795.
Equity and Mercy.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
The Lord, the righteous Judge,
Explores the hearts of men;
The meanest service done to Him,
He will requite again.
The sinner He condemns
To never-ceasing woe,
Where storms of fiery vengeance beat,
And tears of anguish flow.
The saint He takes to Heav’n,
To be completely blessed,
Where foes nor fears can e’er invade,
Or guilt distract his breast.
Justice and mercy then
Will both be clearly seen,
With glory the reward of grace,
And wrath the fruit of sin.