The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.@Psalm 53:1

From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 146.

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Fools in their heart have said,
There is no God of might;
Corrupt are they and base their deeds,
In evil they delight.

God looked from Heav’n above
On all the human race
To see if any understood,
If any sought His face.

They all are gone aside,
Corruption doth abound;
There is not one that doeth good,
Not even one is found.

These men of evil deeds
Will they no knowledge gain,
Who feed upon my people’s woes
And prayer to God disdain?

The day is drawing nigh
When they shall fear and quail
For God shall scatter and destroy
Those who His saints assail.

Yea, God will put to shame
And make them flee away,
For He will cast them off in wrath
And fill them with dismay.

O would that Zion’s help
Were out of Zion come!
O would that God might early bring
His captive people home!

When God from distant lands
His exiled ones shall bring,
His people shall exultant be,
And gladly they shall sing.