The wicked fools must sure suppose, That God is but a name (Tatke and Brady)Published in 4 hymnals
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
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||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 #LIII||The wicked Fools must sure suppose||The wicked Fools must sure suppose||Psalm 53||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #104||The wicked fools must sure suppose||The wicked fools must sure suppose||Psalm 53||1754|
|The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #53||The wicked souls must sure suppose||The wicked souls must sure 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 #LIII||The wicked souls must sure suppose||The wicked souls must sure suppose||Psalm 53||1793|