Men Who Walk in Folly's Way

Men who walk in folly's way

Tune: LUX PRIMA (Gounod)
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1 Men who walk in folly's way,
And to evil turn aside,
Find that sorrow will repay
Those who wisdom's laws defied;
Down to death's dark portals led,
They abhor their daily bread.

2 To Jehovah then they cry
In their trouble,and He saves,
Sends compassionate reply,
Gives the health their spirit craves,
Rescues them with gracious aid
From the snares their folly laid.

3 Sons of men, awake to praise
God the Lord Who reigns above,
Gracious in His works and ways,
Wondrous in redeeming love;
Let them all thank offerings bring,
Celebrate His deeds, and sing.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Men who walk in folly's way
Title: Men Who Walk in Folly's Way
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

Tune

LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

French romanticist composer Charles F. Gounod (PHH 165) wrote LUX PRIMA, which means "first light" in Latin. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, Gounod left his native Paris and settled in England for five years. This sturdy tune was published in the Scottish Hymnary in 1872. It uses sev…

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