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5d. Dixit insipiens

1 There is no God as foolish men
affirme in their mad mood:
Their drifts are all corrupt and vaine,
not one of them doth good.
2 The Lord beheld from heaven high
the whole race of mankind,
And saw not one that sought indeed
the living God to find.

3 They went all wide and were corrupt,
and truly there was none
That in the world did any good,
I say, there was not one.
4 Is all their judgement so farre lost,
that all work mischief still?
Eating my people even as bread,
not one to seek God's will?

5 When they thus rage, then suddenly
great feare on them shall fall:
For God doth love the righteous men,
and will maintaine them all.
6 Ye mock the doings of the poore,
to their reproach and shame:
Because they put their trust in God,
and call upon his name.

7 But who shall give thy people health,
and when wilt thou fulfill
Thy promise made to Israel,
from out of Sion hill?
8 Even when thou shalt restore againe
such as were captive led:
Then Jacob shall therein rejoyce,
and Israel shall be glad.

Text Information
First Line: There is no God as foolish men
Title: Dixit insipiens
Author: T. S.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Notes: Sing this to Psalm 3
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