God would punish the wicked by means of those more wicked.

Scripture: Habakkuk 1:12 ? 2:1

ESV Text: Habakkuk 1:12 ? 2:1


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1 12 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 317:
Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great

— Organ Audio

1. Alas, my God, my sins are great, 
My conscience doth upbraid me; 
And now I find that in my strait 
No man hath power to aid me. 

2. And fled I hence in my despair 
In some lone spot to hide me, 
My griefs would still be with me there 
And peace still be denied me. 

3. Lord, Thee I seek, I merit naught; 
Yet pity and restore me. 
Just God, be not Thy wrath my lot; 
Thy Son hath suffered for me. 

4. If pain and woe must follow sin, 
Then be my path still rougher. 
Here spare me not; if heaven I win, 
On earth I gladly suffer. 

5. But curb my heart, forgive my guilt, 
Make Thou my patience firmer; 
For they must miss the good Thou wilt 
Who at Thy chastenings murmur. 

6. Then deal with me as seems Thee best– 
Thy grace will help me bear it 
If but at last I see Thy rest 
And with my Savior share it. 


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