PSALM 9:9-20
METER:  10 10 11 11
SUGGESTED TUNE:  LYONS OR HANOVER
This is in the same meter as the hymn "O Worship the King"

1.  The Lord is a strong-hold for the op-pressed,
    When trou-bled times come, God is our strong-hold.
    Those who know you, Lord, will put their trust in you.
    You do not a-ban-don those who come to you.
2.  Sing praise to the Lord who in Zi-on dwells;
    A-mong peo-ples all let his deeds be told.
    He who blood a-veng-es is mind-ful of them;
    He does not for-get the af-flict-ed one's cry.
3.  Be gra-cious to me!  Lord, see how I hurt
    From my en-e-mies.  You save me from death,
    That I may re-call all your prais-es, and in
    Je-ru-sa-lem I may re-joice 'cause you save.
4.  The na-tions have sunk in-to their own pit;
    They have been caught in their ver-y own trap.
    God made him-self known by his judg-ments so just;
    The wick-ed are caught by their ver-y own deeds.
5.  The wick-ed shall die--'tis their dest-i-ny;
    All those who for-get and turn from the Lord.
    The need-y shall not al-ways for-got-ten be,
    The hope of the poor shall not per-ish for aye.
6.  A-rise then, O Lord!  Let flesh not de-fy,
    But let all the lands be-fore you be judged.
    O make them a-fraid, Lord, and make them to know
    That all of the na-tions are mor-tal and frail.

Stanza 1 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 2-6 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.   Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening
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