The Views Behind the News: PSALM 12. C. M. 1 LORD, when iniquities abound, And blasphemy grows bold, When faith is hardly to be found. And love is waxing cold, 2 Is not Thy chariot hastening on? Hast Thou not given this sign? May we not trust and live upon A promise so divine? 3 “Yes,” saith the Lord, “now will I rise, And make oppressors flee; I shall appear to their surprise, And set my servants free.” 4 Thy word, like silver seven times tried, Through ages shall endure; The men that in Thy truth confide Shall find Thy promise sure. Isaac Watts, 1719.