Justice for the Weak and Orphan

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“How long will you judge unjustly;

let the wicked off the hook?”

Hear the Lord address you thusly,

since you wield the statute book.


Justice for the weak and orphan,

rights of low and destitute,

rescue for the frail and needy,

THESE your duties constitute. 


You of privileged race and station

cannot understand their lot,

daily darkness to surround them

trembling meeting ev’ry thought.


You, yourselves, like gods above them,

don’t assume that life’s a cinch.

God will see you die like mortals.

You will fall like any prince. 


Photo by Ivar Asgaut on Unsplash

Source: Psalm 82

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

Tune: Drake’s Broughton   (Elgar)

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2012/Score/SeeUsLord-DrakesBroughton.pdf

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