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Three woes are pronounced against the wicked Chaldeans.

BibleGateway: Habakkuk 2:5-14

ESV Text: Habakkuk 2:5-14

KJV Text:

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     5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people: 6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay! 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? 8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. 9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! 10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul. 11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. 12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? 14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 329:
From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee

— Organ Audio

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1. From depths of woe I cry to Thee, 
Lord, hear me, I implore Thee. 
Bend down Thy gracious ear to me, 
My prayer let come before Thee. 
If Thou rememberest each misdeed, 
If each should have its rightful meed, 
Who may abide Thy presence? 

2. Thy love and grace alone avail 
To blot out my transgression; 
The best and holiest deeds must fail 
To break sin’s dread oppression. 
Before Thee none can boasting stand, 
But all must fear Thy strict demand 
And live alone by mercy. 

3. Therefore my hope is in the Lord 
And not in mine own merit; 
It rests upon His faithful Word 
To them of contrite spirit 
That He is merciful and just; 
This is my comfort and my trust. 
His help I wait with patience. 

4. And though it tarry till the night 
And till the morning waken, 
My heart shall never doubt His might 
Nor count itself forsaken. 
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed, 
Ye of the Spirit born indeed; 
Wait for your God’s appearing. 

5. Though great our sins and sore our woes, 
His grace much more aboundeth; 
His helping love no limit knows, 
Our utmost need it soundeth. 
Our shepherd good and true is He, 
Who will at last His Israel free 
From all their sin and sorrow.