Sure, wicked fools must needs supposePublished in 7 hymnals
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
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XIV||Sure, wicked Fools must needs suppose||Sure, wicked Fools must needs suppose||Psalm 14||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #22||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||Psalm 14||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d118||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||1834|
|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 #88a||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||1835|
|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. #P14||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure, wicked fools must needs suppose||1842|
|The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #14||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||1789|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XIV||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||Sure wicked fools must needs suppose||Psalm 14||1793|