Psalm 079

1    O God, the heathen enter’d have

          thine heritage; by them

     Defiled is thy house: on heaps

          they laid Jerusalem.

2    The bodies of thy servants they

          have cast forth to be meat

     To rav’nous fowls; thy dear saints’ flesh

          they gave to beasts to eat.

3    Their blood about Jerusalem

          like water they have shed;

     And there was none to bury them

          when they were slain and dead.

4    Unto our neighbours a reproach

          most base become are we;

     A scorn and laughingstock to them

          that round about us be.

5    How long, Lord, shall thine anger last?

          wilt thou still keep the same?

     And shall thy fervent jealousy

          burn like unto a flame?

6    On heathen pour thy fury forth,

          that have thee never known,

     And on those kingdoms which thy name

          have never call’d upon.

7    For these are they who Jacob have

          devoured cruelly;

     And they his habitation

          have caused waste to lie.

8    Against us mind not former sins;

          thy tender mercies show;

     Let them prevent us speedily,

          for we’re brought very low.

9    For thy name’s glory help us, Lord,

          who hast our Saviour been:

     Deliver us; for thy name’s sake,

          O purge away our sin.

10   Why say the heathen, Where’s their God?

          let him to them be known;

     When those who shed thy servants’ blood

          are in our sight o’erthrown.

11   O let the pris’ner’s sighs ascend

          before thy sight on high;

     Preserve those in thy mighty pow’r

          that are design’d to die.

12   And to our neighbours’ bosom cause

          it sev’n-fold render’d be,

     Ev’n the reproach wherewith they have,

          O Lord, reproached thee.

13   So we thy folk, and pasture-sheep,

          shall give thee thanks always;

     And unto generations all

          we will shew forth thy praise.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.