508. Why dost thou stand afar

1 Why dost thou stand afar,
O Lord, in our distress?
And why dost thou conceal thyself
When troublous times oppress?

2 Do thou, O Lord, arise;
O God, lift up thy hand;
Forget thou not the suff'ring poor,
The humble in the land.

3 Their foes thou dost behold,
Their wrongs thou wilt repay;
The poor commit themselves to thee,
Thou art the orphan's stay.

4 Thou, Lord, hast heard their pray'r
When humble hearts drew nigh;
Thou also wilt revive their strength
And ever hear their cry.

5 Defend the fatherless,
And all who are oppressed,
That they by human pride and pow'r
May be no more distressed.


Text Information
First Line: Why dost thou stand afar
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Christian Life: Tribulation and Suffering; God: Defender; Poor (2 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: C. Warwick Jordan
Meter: S. M.
Key: D Major

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