A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.2
O LORD, I have heard thy speech,a and was afraid : O LORD,revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known ; in wrathremembermercy .
3Godcame from Teman,b and the Holy One from mountParan.Selah. His glorycovered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.4
And his brightness was as the light; he had hornsc coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.5Before him went the pestilence, and burning coalsd went forth at his feet.6
He stood , and measured the earth: he beheld , and drove asunder the nations; and the everlastingmountains were scattered , the perpetualhills did bow : his ways are everlasting.7
I saw the tents of Cushane in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble .
Was the LORDdispleased 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?9
Thy bow was made quitenaked , according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word.Selah. Thou didst cleave the earthf with rivers.10
The mountainssaw thee, and they trembled : the overflowing of the water passed by : the deeputtered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.11
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the lightg of thine arrows they went , and at the shining of thy glitteringspear.12
Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.13
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.14
Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poorsecretly.15
Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heaph of greatwaters.16
When I heard , my bellytrembled ; my lipsquivered at the voice:rottennessentered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops .
Although the fig tree shall not blossom , neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail , and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:18
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.19
The LORDGod is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.