1 God is king be warned, you mighty;
God is judge through all the land:
order your affairs with justice,
rule with firm but gentle hand.
Help the weak, support the needy,
take to heart the fatherless;
prove the rights of those who suffer,
meet the poor in their distress.

2 There are lands that have no honour,
hear no wisdom, see no light;
blind, they stumble in the darkness,
leaderless, they shake with fright.
Tremble, all you mighty rulers;
every nation, know God's worth:
power and wealth are God's possession,
who alone shall judge the earth!

After Psalm 82, Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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