After Psalm 52

1 Fountain of justice, sheltering tower,
refuge in life's perplexing hour,
tyrants shall melt before his power -
God will be judge of all.

2 Though the malevolent devise
schemes to despoil and terrorise,
crafting a web of poisoned lies -
God is the judge of all.

3 Those who are evil-bent shall mourn,
stripped of their prowess, wealth withdrawn,
toppled, uprooted, left forlorn -
God, you are judge of all.

4 May we stand firm like fruitful trees,
spreading a canopy of peace,
knowing your love can never cease -
praising you, God of all.

Emma Turl
© Emma Turl, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre / Suggested tunes: 8 8 8 6 / LITTLE STANMORE (John Barnard), MISERICORDIA (Henry Thomas Smart)