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Thus Speaks the Lord to Wicked Men

Thus speaks the Lord to wicked men

Tune: ST. CHRYSOSTOM (Barnby)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Thus speaks the Lord to wicked men:
My statues why do ye declare?
Why take My covenant in mouth,
Since ye for wisdom do not care?
For ye My holy words profane
And cast them from you in disdain.

2 Ye have consented with the thief,
Ye have partaken with the vile,
Your mouths to evil words ye give,
Your tongues proclaim deceit and guile,
Ye glory in your brother's shame,
Your mother's son do ye defame.

3 Thus have ye done; I silence kept,
And this has been your secret thought,
That i was wholly as yourselves,
To take your evil deeds as naught;
I will reprove you and array
Your deeds before your eyes this day.

4 Consider this, who God forget,
Lest I destroy with none to free;
Who offers sacrifice of thanks,
He glorifies and honors Me;
To him who orders well his way
Salvation free I will display.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Thus speaks the Lord to wicked men
Title: Thus Speaks the Lord to Wicked Men
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #6929
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