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Psalm 54: “Save me, Lord, by your great name”

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Psalm 54
Save me, Lord, by your great name,
Vindicate me by your strength;
Help from you I humbly claim,
Hear me when I cry at length;
Listen to my pleading voice,
Bid my troubled heart rejoice.

Men oppose me all around;
God is not before their eyes;
Christ himself will stand my ground,
When my enemies arise:
He will punish every foe,
And in truth will bring them low.

God, my helper, I will sing:
He has made my troubles cease.
Sacrifice I freely bring,
Praise the gracious Prince of Peace:
He has cast the wicked down,
My Deliverer wears the crown.

©JRW following Henry Francis Lyte

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Written by Jeremy Walker

Thursday 21 July 2011 at 19:45

Psalm 58: “Do you indeed speak righteousness”

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Psalm 58
Do you indeed speak righteousness,
You mighty ones on high?
And do you judge with uprightness,
You men who soon must die?
No: from your wicked hearts there flows
A weight of violence and woes.

They turn against the Lord from birth,
And quickly go astray;
They rage and poison in the earth,
With lies in all they say;
Like serpents deaf, they stop the ear,
The charmers’ voice they will not hear.

O Lord, break out the lions’ teeth,
Defend their helpless prey;
Sweep them aside, their weapons sheath,
Their arrows cast away;
The wicked melt and are undone
Like stillborn child who sees no sun.

Our God will swiftly still their voice,
His storm of wrath come in;
The righteous humbly will rejoice
When God avenges sin:
Surely the righteous see reward,
And he who judges is the Lord.

Advance, our conquering Prince of Peace,
Hurl down each tyrant throne;
Let every rival kingdom cease,
And reign supreme, alone:
To multitudes grant liberty
From sin and sinners’ tyranny.

©JRW

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Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 13 July 2010 at 08:32

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