A prayer of Habakkuk
the prophet upon Shigionoth. O LORD, I have heard thy speech,
and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years,
in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah.
His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his
And his brightness was
as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there
was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence,
and burning coals went forth at his feet. He stood, and measured
the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the
everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did
bow: his ways are everlasting. I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction:
and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was the LORD displeased
against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy
wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses
and thy chariots of salvation? Thy bow was made quite naked,
according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou
didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee, and
they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep
uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
The sun and moon stood
still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they
went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Thou didst
march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the
heathen in anger. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy
people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst
the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation
unto the neck. Selah. (Habakkuk 3:1-13 kjv)