The wicked fools must sure suppose, That God is but a name (Tatke and Brady)

The wicked fools must sure suppose, That God is but a name (Tatke and Brady)

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1 The wicked Fools must sure suppose,
that God is but a Name:
This gross Mistake their Practice shows,
since Virtue all disclaim.
2 The Lord look'd down from Heav'n's high Tow'r,
the Sons of Men to view,
To see if any own'd His Pow'r,
or Truth or Justice knew.

3 But all, He saw, were backward gone,
degen'rate grown and base;
None for Religion, car'd, not one
of all the sinful Race.
4 But are those Workers of Deceit
so dull and senseless grown,
That they like Bread my People eat,
and God's just Pow'r disown?

5 Their causeless Fears shall strangely grow;
and they, despis'd of God,
Shall soon be soil'd: His Hand shall throw
their shatter'd Bones abroad.
6 Would He his saving Pow'r employ,
to break our servile Band,
Loud Shouts of universal Joy
should echo thro' the Land.

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

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First Line: The wicked fools must sure suppose, That God is but a name (Tatke and Brady)
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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