1 Hear the fool saying loud and long,
there’s no God; we’re all alone.
Poison words that pollute the air,
All have sinned,
all have turned aside,
and there’s no one righteous.
But redemption will one day come from Zion,
2 God looks down from his throne on high,
searching for a heart that’s wise,
anyone who will seek his face,
leave their wicked ways. [Refrain]
3 Evil ones who attack the poor,
steal their bread, then rage for more;
but the Lord will defend his own.
Everyone will know. [Refrain]
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 3, Question and Answer 7 points out that “this fall has so poisoned our nature that we are all conceived and born in a sinful condition.” Yet, God’s people are also called to know about God’s grace, which is freely given, despite the depravity of the world. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 14 claims that “we prove each day apart from grace that we are guilty sinners...”