Scripture Verse

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up My people as they eat bread. Psalm 53:4

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Introduction

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Vic­to­ry and de­liv­er­ance from per­se­cu­tion.

Music: Song 67 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons, 1623. Ar­ranged by Hen­ry T. Smart (1813–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Orlando Gibbons
(1583–1625)

Lyrics

Are all the foes of Sion fools,
Who thus devour her saints?
Do they not know her Savior rules,
And pities her complaints?

They shall be seized with sad surprise;
For God’s revenging arm
Scatters the bones of them that rise
To do His children harm.

In vain the sons of Satan boast
Of armies in array;
When God has first despised their host
They fall an easy prey.

O for a word from Sion’s king,
Her captives to restore!
Jacob with all his tribes shall sing,
And Judah weep no more.