My trust is in the Lord; how can you say to me,
“Away with speed, and like a bird to your high mountain flee?
What can the righteous do? What can for them a- vail,
If their foundations be destroyed and all they built on fail?”
The Lord in Zion dwells, the Lord's throne is on high:
His eyes be- hold the sons of men; O they will sure be tried.
The Lord the righteous tries: but wicked men He hates,
For all whose hearts love violence His punishment awaits.
Fire, winds, and burning coals, on wicked men shall rain;
This is the portion of their cup, the cup which they shall drain.
Because the righteous Lord delights in righteousness;
And with His gracious countenance the upright He will bless.
—Psalm 11 (The Psalter of the United Presbyterian Church 1887,
Alt. Henry C. Haffner, 2016)