PSALM 14
METER:  SM (66 86)
SUGGESTED TUNES:  ST. BRIDE, FESTAL SONG or ST. THOMAS
This is the meter for such hymns as "Rise Up, O Men of God" and "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord"

1.  Fools say with-in their hearts
    That there is not a God.
    Cor-rupt and hate-ful are their deeds;
    Not one of them does good.
2.  The Lord looks down from heav'n
    Upon all hu-man-kind
    To see if any wise-ly act,
    If they seek after God.
3.  They all have gone a-stray,
    They're all a-like cor-rupt;
    There is not one who does what's good,
    No, not a sin-gle one.
4.  Do they no know-ledge have,
    The e-vil-do-ers all
    Who eat my peo-ple like they're bread
    And call not on the Lord?
5.  There they shall know great fear,
    For God is with the just.
    You would con-found op-pressed ones' plans,
    But God is their ref-uge.
6.  O that de-liv-erance would
    For Is-rael come from Zi'n!
    When God re-stores the ex-iled ones,
    God's peo-ple shall re-joice.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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