Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

84. Vain foolish Men profanely boast

1 Vain foolish Men profanely boast
Of God and true Religion:
Their faithless Hearts are full of Lust,
Their Life's a Contradiction:
Corrupted is their very Frame;
God's Holiness abhors the same;
There's None doth Good, but Evil.

II. The Lord, from his coelestial Throne,
Look'd down on evr'y Creature,
To find one Man who had begun
To love God's holy Nature;
But ll the Race was gone astray,
All had forsook the saving Way
Of CHRIST'S bright Revelation.

III. How long will they be ignorant
Of their Abomination,
Who thus despise my Covenant,
Nor spare my Holy Nation?
They never call upon the Lord,
But trust unto their golden Hoard,
And turn their own Defenders.

IV. Yet are their Hearts in constant Pain,
And secret Fear and Trembling.
God with his SION will remain,
Where Saints are still assembling:
But you deride the Poors' Advice,
Their greatest Comfort you despise,
That God's their only Refuge.

V. O, that the joyful Day wou'd come,
To change our mournful Station,
When God will bring his Children home,
And finish our Salvation!
Then shall the Tribes of JACOB sing,
And JUDAH praise their Lord and King,
With lasting HALLELUJAHS.

Text Information
First Line: Vain foolish Men profanely boast
German Title: Et spricht der Unweisen Mund wol
Publication Date: 1756
Scripture: Psalm 14
Topic: True and False Christianity
Language: English
Tune Information
(No tune information)






Advertisements