Psalm 10 – Why Hide?
Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?
Why hide when the trouble is near?
When the wicked pursue in reckless array
Why not show that deliverance is here?
With pride they parade with evil intent
Their boasts and desires well known
They deny that You live and never repent
Of the sins they’ve allowed to be sown
The ways of the wicked seem to proper and thrive
They look at their foes with disdain
They’re unmoved by hearts filled with hopes to revive
The innocent, the weak and the lame
They wait much like lions who are ready to pounce
On victims that get in their way
They pray on the helpless, not giving an ounce
Of pity on those they can sway
Arise now O Lord and lift up Your great hand
Against them that stay in their sin
The wicked are daring and are making a stand
Not allowing the calm to begin
The helpless commit their whole lives to You
The burdened give you all they are
Come rescue the orphan, give the righteous their due
Break the arms of the purveyors of war
O Lord, You are King, forever and ever
Your reign on the earth shall not cease
Give strength to Your children in every endeavor
And Your mercy to people of peace.