ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH
Scripture: Psalm 82:1
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 1: God in the great assembly stands Of kings and lordly states, Among the gods, on both His hands He judges and debates.
Verse 2: How long will ye pervert the right With judgment false and wrong, Fav’ring the wicked by your might, Who thence grow bold and strong?
Verse 3: Regard the weak and fatherless, Dispatch the poor man’s cause, And raise the man in deep distress, By just and equal laws.
Verse 4: Defend the poor and desolate, And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate Of him that help demands.
Verse 5: They know not, nor will understand, In darkness they walk on, The earth’s foundations all are moved, And out of order gone.
Verse 6: I said that ye were gods, yea all The sons of God most High; But ye shall die like men, and fall As other princes die.
Verse 7: Rise God, judge Thou the earth in might, This wicked earth redress, For Thou art He who shalt by right The nations all possess.