1579. Fools in Their Heart Believe and Say

1. Fools in their heart believe and say,
That all religion’s vain;
There is no God that reigns on high,
Or minds th’affairs of men.

2. From thoughts so dreadful and profane,
Corrupt discourse proceeds;
And in their impious hands are found
Abominable deeds.

3. The Lord from His celestial throne
Looked down on things below,
To find the man that sought His grace,
Or did His justice know.

4. By nature all are gone astray,
Their practice all the same;
There’s none that fears his maker’s hand;
There’s none that loves His name.

5. Their tongues are used to speak deceit,
Their slanders never cease;
How swift to mischief are their feet,
Nor know the paths of peace!

6. Such seeds of sin—that bitter root—
In every heart are found;
Nor can they bear diviner fruit
Till grace refine the ground.

Text Information
First Line: Fools in their heart believe and say
Title: Fools in Their Heart Believe and Say
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William Havergal (1847)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1860)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 55132 16555 13124
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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