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Among the princes men of might the Lord

Among the princes, men of might,
the Lord himself doth stand,
To plead the cause of truth and right
with judges of the land.

How long, saith he, will ye proceed
false judgement to award?
Why have ye partially agreed
the wicked to regard?

Whereas of right ye should defend
the fatherless and weak;
And when the poor man doth contend,
in judgement justly speak.

If ye be wise, defend the cause
of poor men in their right,
And rid the needy from the claws
of tyrants' force and might.

They will not learn nor understand,
but still in darkness go:
All the foundations of the laud
are out of course also.

I had decreed assuredly
as gods to take you all;
Children also of the Most High,
for love I did you call:

But notwithstanding ye shall die
as men, and so decay;
O tyrants, you destroy will I,
and pluck you quite away.

Up, Lord, and let thy strength be known,
and judge the world with might:
For why? all nations are thy own,
to take them as thy right.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1549,1812
      Bible Refs:
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 82
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