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COLESHILL | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Barton's The Psalmes of David in Metre, Dublin, 1706 (later form)
1 LORD, the God to whom alone
All vengeance doth belong;
Thou, who the God of vengeance art,
Shine forth, avenging wrong.
2 Lift up thyself, thou of the earth
The sovereign judge that art;
And unto those that haughty are
A recompense impart.
3 How long, Jehovah, shall the men
Who evil-doers be,
How long shall they who wicked are
Thus triumph haughtily?
4 How long shall grievous things by them
Be uttered and told?
And all that work iniquity
To boast themselves be bold?
5 Thy folk they break in pieces, Lord,
Thine heritage oppress:
6 The widow and the stranger slay,
And kill the fatherless:
7 Yet say, The Lord shall not perceive,
Nor God of Jacob know.
8 Ye brutish people! understand;
Fools! when wise will ye grow?
9 Shall he who plants the ear of man
To hear unable be?
And he who fashioneth the eye,
Shall he not clearly see?
10 He who the nations doth correct,
Shall he reproof not show?
He that doth knowledge teach to man,
Shall he himself not know?
11 Man's thoughts to be but vanity
The Lord doth well discern.
12 Blessed is the man thou chastenest, Lord,
And mak'st thy law to learn:
13 That thou mayest give him rest from days
Of sad adversity,
Until the pit be digged for those
That work iniquity.
14 Because the Lord will not cast off
Those that his people be,
Nor yet his own inheritance
Forsake at all will he:
15 But judgment unto righteousness
Shall yet return again;
And all shall follow after it
That are right-hearted men.
16 Who will rise up for me against
Those that do wickedly?
Who will stand up for me 'gainst those
That work iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul in death had lain;
18 But if I say, My foot doth slip,
Thy love doth me sustain.
19 Amidst the multitude of cares
Whereby I am oppressed,
Thy comforts, Lord, refresh my soul,
Thy mercies give me rest.
20 Shall of iniquity the throne
Have fellowship with thee,
Which mischief, cunningly contrived,
Doth by a law decree?
21 Against the righteous souls they join,
They guiltless blood condemn.
22 But of my refuge God's the rock,
And my defence from them.
23 On them their own iniquity
The Lord shall cause to fall,
And in their sin shah cut them off;
Our God destroy them shall.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 103 · O THOU my soul, bless God the Lord;
Psalm 142 · I WITH my voice cried to the Lord,
Psalm 43 · AGAINST a wicked race, O God,
Plead thou my...
1 ¬∂ O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12 ¬∂ Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.