7451. Why Do the Proud Insult the Poor?

1. Why do the proud insult the poor,
And boast the large estates they have?
How vain are riches to secure
Their haughty owners from the grave!

2. They can’t redeem one hour from death,
With all the wealth in which they trust;
Nor give a dying brother breath,
When God commands him down to dust.

3. There the dark earth and dismal shade
Shall clasp their naked bodies round;
That flesh, so delicately fed,
Lies cold and molders in the ground.

4. Like thoughtless sheep the sinner dies,
Laid in the grave for worms to eat;
The saints shall in the morning rise,
And find th’oppressor at their feet.

5. His honors perish in the dust,
And pomp and beauty, birth and blood:
That glorious day exalts the just
To full dominion o’er the proud.

6. My Savior shall my life restore,
And raise me from my dark abode;
My flesh and soul shall part no more,
But dwell for ever near my God.

Text Information
First Line: Why do the proud insult the poor
Title: Why Do the Proud Insult the Poor?
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GERMANY
Composer: William Gardiner (1815)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51712 56711 76277
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sac­red Mel­o­dies, by Will­iam Gar­din­er, 1815
Copyright: Public Domain



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