A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to aShigionoth.
2LORD, I have 1heardbthe report about You and cI 2fear. O LORD, 3revive4Your work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the yearsmake it known ; In wrathrememberd5mercy.
3Godcomes from 6Teman, And the HolyOne from Mount7Paran. Selah. His 8splendorcovers the heavens, And the 9earth is full of His praise.
His 10radiance is like the sunlight ; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His 11power.
5Before Him goes12pestilence, And 13plaguecomeseafter Him.
He stood and surveyed the earth ; He looked and 14startled the nations. Yes, the perpetualmountains were shattered, The ancienthillsfcollapsed. His ways are 15everlasting.
I saw the tents of Cushanunder16distress, The tentcurtains of the land of 17Midian were trembling.
Did the LORDrage against the 18rivers, Or was Your anger against the rivers, Or was Your wrath against the 19sea, That You 20rode on Your horses, On Your 21chariots of salvation ?
Your 22bow was madebare , The rods of gchastisement were sworn. Selah. You 23cleaved the earth with rivers.
The mountainssaw You and quaked ; The downpour of watersswept by. The deep24utteredforth its voice, It liftedhigh its hands.
1125Sun and moonstood in their places ; They went away at the 26light of Your arrows, At the radiance of Your gleamingspear.
In indignation You 27marched through the earth ; In anger You h28trampled the nations.
You wentforth for the 29salvation of Your people, For the salvation of Your 30anointed. You struck the 31head of the house of the evil To lay him open from ithigh to neck. Selah.
You pierced with his 32own jspears The head of his kthrongs. They 33stormed in to scatterlus; Their exultation was like those Who 34devour the oppressed in secret.
You 35trampled on the sea with Your horses, On the 36surge of manywaters.
I heard and my minwardparts37trembled, At the sound my lipsquivered. Decayenters my 38bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must 39waitquietly for the day of distress, nFor the 40people to arise who will invade us.
17Though the 41figtree should not blossom And there be noofruit on the vines, Though the yield of the 42olive should fail And the fieldsproducenofood, Though the 43flock should be cutoff from the fold And there be 44nocattle in the stalls,
Yet I will 45exult in the LORD, I will 46rejoice in the 47God of my salvation.
The LordpGOD is my 48strength, And 49He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my 50highplaces. For the choirdirector, on my stringedinstruments.