In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.@Psalm 10:2–3
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William Croft
(1678–1727)

Words: Ed­ward Os­ler, Psalms and Hymns Adapt­ed to the Ser­vic­es of the Church of Eng­land 1836.

Music: St. Anne Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward Osler
(1798–1863)

O God, the help of all Thy saints,
Our hope in time of ill:
We trust Thee, though Thy face be hid,
And seek Thy presence still.

Why should the men of pride and sin
Thy truth and power defy;
And boast, as if their evil way
Were hidden from Thine eye?

Lord, Thou hast seen; arise and save.
To Thee our cause we bring;
Reign Thou in righteousness and power,
For Thou alone art King.

All our desires to Thee are known;
Thy help is ever near;
O first prepare our hearts to pray,
And then accept our prayer!