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Do not O God refrain thy tongue in

Do not, O God, refrain thy tongue,
in silence do not stay; .
Withhold not, Lord, thyself so long,
and make no more delay.

For why? behold thy foes, and see
how they do rage and cry;
And those that bear a hate to thee,
hold up their heads on high.

Against thy folk they use deceit,
and craftily enquire;
For thine elect to lie in wait
in council they conspire.

Come on, say they, let us expel
and pluck this folk away,
So that the name of Israel
may utterly decay.

They all conspire within their heart,
how they may thee withstand,
Against the Lord to take a part
they are in league and band:

The tents of all the Edomites,
the Ishmaelites likewise,
The Hagarens and Moabites
their plots do still devise;

Gebal and Ammon do likewise
with Amalek conspire,
The Philistines against thee rise,
with them that dwell at Tyre;

Assur is also joined to them
in their conspiracy,
And is become a fence and aid
to Lot's posterity,

As thou didst to the Midiauites,
So serve them, lord, each one:
To Jabin and to Sisera,
beside the brook Kison:

Whom thou in Endor didst destroy
and waste them through thy might,
That they like dung on earth did lie,
and that in open sight.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 83:1-10;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 83
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