Psalm 10 (Yahweh Is King Forever)

Why do You stand so far away, Yahweh?
Why do You hide Yourself in troubled times?
For the wicked in their pride oppress and rob the poor
Let them be caught in the schemes they have devised
For the wicked boast about their hearts’ desire
They celebrate greed and reject the LORD
For the wicked in their pride refuse to seek Him
All of their thoughts are, “There is no God”

And his ways seem to prosper all the time
Your judgments are too high, they’re out of his sight
As for his enemies, he laughs at them
Says to himself, “I will always be rich”

And his mouth is full of lies
He makes promises, but under his tongue he hides his intentions

And he lurks in the shadows watching for a means of gain
And where no one can see, he kills the innocent
And like a lion lurking in his lair
He pounces on the helpless when they fall into his trap

And his claws sink into his prey
He says to himself that God has forgotten, He’s hidden His face, he will never see it, no no

Arise, arise O LORD
Arise, arise!

Arise, O LORD, lift up Your hand, O God
Do not forget the oppressed
Why have the wicked spurned God?
They have said to themselves You will not avenge
But You will avenge, You’ve seen the injustice, You’ve seen the suffering

Of the lowly, who place their fate in Your hands
For You have always been the helper of the orphan

O, break the arm of the wicked
Seek out their wickedness until You find no more
Seek out their wickedness until You find no more
Seek and destroy! Seek and destroy their evil!
Seek and destroy! Seek and destroy injustice!

Yahweh is king forever, Yahweh is king forever
Yahweh is king forever, Yahweh is king forever
Yahweh is king forever, His enemies come and go

LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble
You will strengthen their heart, and You will incline Your ear
It’s justice for the orphan and the oppressed so that man who is of the earth
So that man who is of the earth
So that man who is of the earth
So that man who is of the earth
Shall no longer oppress
Shall no longer oppress
Shall no longer oppress
Lift up Your hand, lift up Your hand