23a. Human Corruption

1 The God Who sits enthroned on high
The foolish in their heart deny;
Not one does good; corrupt in tho't,
Unrighteous works their hands have wrought.

2 From heav'n the Lord with searching eye
Looked down the sons of men to try,
To see if any understood
And sought for God, the only good.

3 From righteousness they all depart,
Corrupt are all, and vile in heart;
yea, ev'ry man has evil done;
Not one does good, not even one.

4 Has knowledge with the wicked failed,
That they My people have assailed,
That they delight in works of shame,
And call not on Jehovah's Name?

5 Thy lowly servant they despise,
Because he on the Lord relies;
But they shall tremble yet in fear,
For to the righteous God is near.

6 O that from Zion His abode
Salvation were on us bestowed!
When God His exiles shall restore,
They shall in song His grace adore.

Text Information
First Line: The God Who sits enthroned on high
Title: Human Corruption
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Topic: Character: New Birth Essential to Good; Character: Vicious; Church: Afflicted (11 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William M. H. Aitken
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major
Key: F Major

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