Psalm 83 — As the Fire Burns

An English Sonnet

A lake in the foreground reflects the light from a nighttime forest fire on a distant mountain.
Image by sippakorn yamkasikorn from Pixabay

The wicked plot against Your people, God,
They glorify themselves and make a stink,
Conspiring that we should be outlawed
For who we are and how we feel and think.
Do not keep silent, God, in this long night!
Oh come to our defense; do not delay,
For they will not give ground without a fight.
God, let them be as chaff that blows away
And, as the fire blazes through the trees,
Astound…

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