Scripture Verse

The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. Psalm 36:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 93.

Music: Lam­beth Wil­helm A. F. Schult­hes, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Schult­hes,

Wilhelm A. F. Schulthes (1816–1879)


The tres­pass of the wick­ed man
Most plain­ly tes­ti­fies
That fear of God’s most ho­ly name
Is not be­fore his eyes.

He cher­ish­es the emp­ty hope,
Although his sin be great,
It ne­ver shall be brought to light
And viewed with right­eous hate.

The words he ut­ters with his mouth
Are wick­ed­ness and lies;
He keeps him­self from do­ing good,
And ceas­es to be wise.

While on his bed his thought he gives
To plan­ning wick­ed­ness;
He sets him­self in ev­il ways,
He shuns not to trans­gress.