Scripture Verse

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. Psalm 14:4

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The fol­ly of per­se­cut­ors.

Music: Elim (Great­or­ex) Hen­ry W. Great­or­ex, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Great­or­ex (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Are sin­ners now so sense­less grown
That they the saints de­vour?
And ne­ver wor­ship at Thy throne,
Nor fear Thine aw­ful pow­er?

Great God, ap­pear to their sur­prise,
Reveal Thy dread­ful name;
Let them no more Thy wrath des­pise,
Nor turn our hope to shame.

Dost Thou not dwell among the just,
And yet our foes de­ride,
That we should make Thy name our trust:
Great God, con­found their pride.

O that the joy­ful day were come
To fin­ish our dis­tress!
When God shall bring His child­ren home
Our songs shall ne­ver cease.