Psalm 74 by Rachel Higgs published on 2013-05-18T04:53:41Z Psalm 74:1–7 to the tune Martyrs. From the album 'Sing Praises and Rejoice' sung by the Brisbane youth group of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. (www.epc.org.au) O God, why hast thou cast us off? is it for evermore? Against thy pasture-sheep why doth thine anger smoke so sore? O call to thy rememberance thy congregation, Which thou hast purchased of old; still think the same upon: The rod of thine inheritance, which thou redeemed hast, This Sion hill, wherein thou hadst thy dwelling in times past. To these long desolations thy feet lift, do not tarry; For all the ills thy foes have done within thy sanctuary. Amidst thy congregations thine enemies do roar: Their ensigns they set up for signs of triumph thee before. A man was famous, and was had in estimation, According as he lifted up his axe thick trees upon. But all at once with axes now and hammers they go to, And down the carved work thereof they break, and quite undo. They fired have thy sanctuary, and have defil'd the same, By casting down unto the ground the place where dwelt thy name.