Psalm 58

Words: The Psalter for Christian Worship, Michael Morgan

Music:  87d  Unable to initialize a MIDI player for your browser     "Ebenezer"  T.J. Williams, 1890, 
 based on a Welch tune
      A Lament
      Those who judge the deeds of others
         Must be led by righteousness;
      Lest the verdict of injustice
         Their own evil works express.
      Can the guilty find them guilty,
         Who by grace should pardon see?
      Can they bind the poor in shackles
         Who by right should be set free?
      From their birth the hosts of evil
         At the just, in anger rave;
      Their assaults will sting but vanish,
         Justice reigns beyond the grave.
      Though like thorns their threats may pierce us,
         They those same thorns shall embrace;
      God, who shall decree their sentence,
         Rescues us through boundless grace.

Words 1999, Michael Morgan
Used by permission

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