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Rex H. Henderson

 Psalm VII

" Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:) Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah. Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded. So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high. The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high." (Psalm 7, KJV)

 

 Psalm VII

 The Trumpet Sound of a Victor

 Faith in God gives David refuge
And boldness, believing his foes
Will be judged, wrongs will purged,
And peace again shall glow.

There is no depression of spirit like some
Soft flute, but the trumpet peal
Of judgment is a note of triumph.
We are blessed when we kneel.

God is a righteous Judge, but is
Pictured as an armed and angry
Foe. He sharpens his sword making
Ready for Judgment to purify.

His bow is bent, the arrows fitted
And the tips treated with fire.
Imminent judgment is at hand.
Sin always raises holy ire.

When God is revealed as the most
High, supreme over all creatures,
Praise for Godís righteousness is

Worthily hymned by voices pure

 

(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003

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