Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose

Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose

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1 Sure, wicked Fools must needs suppose,
That God is nothing but a Name:
Corrupt and lewd their Practice grows,
No Breast is warm'd with holy Flame.
2 The Lord look'd down from Heav'n's high Tow'r
And all the sons of Men did view,
To see if any own'd his Pow'r';
If any Truth or Justice knew.

3 But all, he saw, were gone aside,
All were degen'rate grown and base:
None took Religion for their Guide,
Not one of all the sinful Race.
4 But can these workers of Deceit
Be all so dull and senseless grown,
That they, like Bread, my People eat,
And God's Almighty Pow'r disown?

5 How will they tremble then for Fear,
When his just Wrath shall them o'ertake!
For, to the Righteous, God is near,
And never will their Cause forsake.
6 Ill Men, in vain with Scorn expose
The Methods which the Good pursue;
Since God a Refuge is for those
Whom his just Eyes with Favour view.

7 Would he his saving Pow'r employ,
To break his People's servile Band;
Then Shouts of universal Joy
Shall loudly eccho through the Land.

Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XIV

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First Line: Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XIVTextPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #22TextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d118
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #88aPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P14Page Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #14Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XIVPage Scan



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