(Henry Law, "Psalms")
"O righteous God, who searches minds and
hearts, bring to an end the violence of the
wicked, and make the righteous secure."
Sights and sounds of evil are anguish to a
pious heart. They pain him, because they are
abhorrent to his new nature. He turns from
them as images of Satan; he loathes them
as rebellion against God. Hence he burns
with desire that they may be repressed.
Hence he wearies heaven with cries that
God would drive iniquity into outer darkness.
But evil will not die until our Lord returns!
Only then shall the wickedness of the wicked
reach its end. Faith waits expectantly for the
blissful reign; it visits in anticipating thought
the new heavens and the new earth.
In heaven, there is no form of sin;
its hideous features are forever gone.
The reign of righteousness has come.
Each heart is holy.
Each look reflects God's image.
Every sound is pure.
All is transcendent happiness, for all is holiness.
No evil will pollute the glorious scene.
Outside is sin and all sin's slaves. Within is the
Lamb's bride, all glorious in her robes of white!