Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: Ba­dea Ger­man tune (🔊 pdf nwc).


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.