O God, Do Not Keep Silence

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O God, do not keep silence;

don’t hold your peace or sit.

Our enemies (and yours, too)

have got us in a snit.

They plan to wipe us (you, too)

right out of history,

in treachery con-spi-ring  

against your progeny.


Again do what you did when  

a woman with a nail

dispatched a sleeping soldier

and sent her foe to hell. 

Drive back invading princes

who threaten us with wars.

The land you gave our fathers

eternally is ours. 


And once you’ve pulverized them, 

then blow them all away.

As fire burns the forest

go set them all ablaze.

Pursue them with your tempest,

a fearsome hurricane. 

Make them ashamed forever

and glorify your name. 


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Source:  Psalm 83

Text:  © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:   Ach Gott, vom Himmelreiche

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2011/Score/ComeSingYeChoirs-AchGott.pdf

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