138a. The Prosperity of Sinners cursed

1 Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I,
To mourn, and murmur, and repine
To see the wicked plac'd on high,
In pride and robes of honour shine!

2 But, oh their end, their dreadful end!
Thy sanctuary taught me so:
On slippery rocks I see them stand,
And fiery billows roll below.

3 Now let them boast how tall they rise,
I'll never envy them again,
There they may stand with haughty eyes,
Till they plunge deep in endless pain.

4 Their fancy'd joys how fast they flee!
Like dreams, as fleeting and as vain;
Their songs of softest harmony,
Are but a preface to their pain,

5 Now I esteem their mirth and wine,
Too dear to purchase with my blood;
Lord, 'tis enough that thou art mine,
My life, my portion, and my God.

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First Line: Lord, what a thoughtless wretch was I
Title: The Prosperity of Sinners cursed
Publication Date: 1786
Meter: Long Metre
Scripture: Psalm 73:22; Psalm 73:3; Psalm 73:6; Psalm 73:17-20
Topic: Afflicted Saints happy; Delight: in God; God: our portion here and hereafter (3 more...)
Language: English
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