|74 (1)||Psalm 74 Version 1|
(from v 10)
|HOW long, eternal God, how long
Shall human pride blaspheme?
How long shall saints subdue their song
And bear reproach and shame?
|2||How long shall we who love Thee hear
Thy holy name profaned?
How long will power divine forbear
And Thou withhold Thy hand?
|3||Such great deliv’rance hast Thou shown
In ages long before;
And still no other Lord we own,
No other God adore.
|4||Is not the world of nature Thine
The darkness and the day?
Didst Thou not bid the morning shine,
And mark the sun its way?
|5||And shall the sons of earth and dust
That sacred power blaspheme?
Will not Thy hand that formed them first
Avenge Thine injured name?
|6||Our foes would triumph in our blood,
And make our hope their jest:
Plead Thine own cause, Almighty Lord,
And make Thy children blest.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|