The foolish in their hearts denyVersifier: Marie J. Post (1983)
Tune: MAPLE AVENUE
Published in 2 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
|First Line:||The foolish in their hearts deny|
|Title:||The Foolish in Their Hearts Deny|
|Versifier:||Marie J. Post (1983)|
|Copyright:||Text and music © 1987, CRC Publications|
Denouncing the folly of those who deal with God's people as if there were no God.
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-4
st. 3 = vv. 5-7
Psalm 14 (= Psalm 53) springs from a time when the many godless run roughshod over the few who walk humbly with God. The psalmist's lyrics refer to the godless as fools because they act as if there were no God to call them to account; yet God sees their folly (st. 1) and their God-defying oppression of his people (st. 2). Confident that the LORD will expose such foolishness, the psalmist voices our prayer for the early deliverance of God's people and anticipates the time of their restoration and joy (st. 3). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1983 for the Psalter Hymnal.
Occasions in which the church suffers from or laments the folly of unbelievers who act toward God's people as if God is dead.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #335||The Foolish in Their Hearts Deny (Psalm 14)||The foolish in their hearts deny||MAPLE AVENUE||Marie J. Post||CMD||Psalm 14; Psalm 53; Romans 3:23||2013||God's Covenant with Israel | ; Justice | ; The Life of the Nations | ; Reconciliation | ; Sin | ; Wisdom ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #14||The Foolish in Their Hearts Deny||The foolish in their hearts deny||MAPLE AVENUE||Marie J. Post||CMD||Psalm 14||1987||Deliverance ||