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Lord give thy judgments to the king




Lord, give thy judgments to the king,
therein instruct him well;
And with his son in ev'ry thing,
Lord, let thy justice dwell:


That he may govern uprightly,
and rule thy folk with right;
And so defend with equity
the poor that have no might.


And let the mountains that are high
unto thy folk give peace;
Let little hills also apply
in justice to increase:


That he may help the weak and poor
with aid, and make them strong;
And so destroy for evermore
all those that do them wrong.


And then from age to age shall they
regard and fear thy might,
So long as sun doth shine by day,
or moon give light by night.


Lord, make the king unto the just
like rain to fields new mown,
And like to drops that lay the dust,
refreshing land new sown.


The just shall flourish in his days,
and all shall be at peace,
Until the moon shall cease always
To change, waste, or increase.


He shall be Lord, and have command
from shore to shore throughout,
And from the floods within the land
through all the earth about.


The people that in deserts dwell
Shall kneel to him full thick;
And all his foes that do rebel
the earth and dust shall lick.


The lords of all the isles also
great gifts to him shall bring,
Arabia and Saba's kings
give many a costly thing.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 72:1-10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 72
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