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GOD SOUGHT IN TROUBLE




Thy presence why withdraws't thou, Lord?
why hid'st thou now thy face,
When dismal times of deep distress
call for thy wonted grace?


The wicked, swelled with lawless pride,
have made the poor their prey;
O let them fall by those designs
which they for others lay.


For straight they triumph, if success
their thriving crimes attend;
And sordid wretches, whom God hates,
perversely they commend.


To own a pow'r above themselves
their haughty pride disdains;
And therefore in their stubborn mind
no thought of God remains.


Oppressive methods they pursue,
and all their foes they slight;
Because thy judgments, unobserved,
are far above their sight.


They fondly think their prosp'rous state
shall unmolested be;
They think their vain designs shall thrive,
from all misfortune free.


Vain and deceitful is their speech,
with curses filled and lies;
By which the mischief of their heart
they study to disguise.


Near public roads they lie concealed,
and all their art employ,
The innocent and poor at once
to rifle and destroy.


Not lions, couching in their dens,
surprise their heedless prey
With greater cunning, or express
more savage rage than they.


Sometimes they act the harmless man,
and modest looks they wear;
That, so deceived, the poor may less
their sudden onset fear.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 10:1-10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 10
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. MARY
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1621
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