Scripture Verse

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 23.

Music: Bres­lau As Hym­no­dus Sa­cer (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The God who sits en­throned on high
The fool­ish to their heart de­ny;
Not one does good; cor­rupt in thought,
Unrighteous works their hands have wrought.

From Hea­ven the Lord with search­ing eye
Looked down the sons of men to try,
To see if any un­der­stood
And sought for God, the on­ly good.

From right­eous­ness they all de­part,
Corrupt are all, and vile in heart;
Yea, ev­ery man has ev­il done;
Not one does good, not even one.

Has know­ledge with the wick­ed failed,
That they My people have as­sailed,
That they de­light in works of shame,
And call not on Je­ho­vah’s name?

Thy low­ly ser­vant they des­pise,
Because he on the Lord re­lies;
But they shall trem­ble yet in fear,
For to the right­eous God is near.

O that from Zi­on, His abode,
Salvation were on us be­stowed!
When God His ex­iles shall re­store,
They shall in song His grace adore.