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"There Is No God," So Saith The Fool

"There is no God," so saith the fool

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Tune: ST. PAUL (Chalmers' Collection)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "There is no God," so saith the fool
In his vain heart alone.
Ah, reckless seed and spurning rule!
None doeth good, not one.

2 The Lord looked down from Heaven, and saw
How man on earth abode;
And none were there who loved His law,
None sought the living God.

3 With thoughts corrupt, and conscience seared,
In hateful ways they ran;
In all the world no good appeared,
Nor any righteous man.

4 "How blinded are their hearts," He said,
"Who live in sin and shame!
My people they devour as bread;
They call not on My name."

5 In vain ye strive, O race abhorred,
In vain ye fret and rage;
For God is with His saints, the Lord
Amidst His heritage.

6 O when will our redemption spring
From Zion’s holy height?
O when to Salem will her king
Return with healing light?

7 When God shall hear His people’s voice,
And break their galling chain,
The face of Jacob will rejoice,
And Israel smile again.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9583

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

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First Line: "There is no God," so saith the fool
Title: "There Is No God," So Saith The Fool
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9583
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