Lett God but rise, his very face shall...
Language: English  after the Latin 
Lett God but rise, his very face shall cast
    On all his haters flight and disarray:
As smoke in wind, as wax at fire doth waste,
    At Gods aspect th’ unjust shall flitt away.

The just meane while shall in Jehovah’s presence
    Play, sing, and daunce. Then unto him, I say,
Unto our God, nam’d of eternall essence,
    Present your selves with song, and daunce, and play.

About the headline (FAQ)

From The Psalms of The Countess of Pembroke (1590s), from John Rathmell’s 1963 edition.


Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:


Researcher for this text: David Wyatt

This text was added to the website: 2017-02-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 67