In Common Meter
References in parentheses refer to the verse in Habakkuk from which each thought was taken.
The wicked do surround your folk
And Justice goes not forth. (1:4)
Why do you idly look at wrong
And judge not wicked men? (1:13)
Woe to the violent, wicked man
Who heaps up stolen wealth; (2:6)
Who thinks that he can dwell secure (2:9)
In town that's built with blood. (2:12)
Before the Lord stand silently
All you who dwell on earth!
For He is in His holy place, (2:20)
His brightness like the light. (3:4)
The'e-ternal mountains writhed in pain
As they beheld your gaze. (3:6,10)
You went to save your chosen own
And crush the wicked foe. (3:13)
Though all things be for me destroyed, (3:17)
Yet I will still rejoice.
I will take joy in Thee, my God, (3:18)
Who art my only strength. (3:19)