1 Why dost thou boast, O mighty man,
of mischief and of ill?
The goodness of Almighty God
endureth ever still.
2 Thy tongue mischievous calumnies
Like to a razor sharp to cut,
3 Ill more than good, and more than truth
thou lovest to speak wrong:
4 Thou lovest all-devouring words,
O thou deceitful tongue.
5 So God shall thee destroy for aye,
remove thee, pluck thee out
Quite from thy house, out of the land
of life he shall thee root.
6 The righteous shall it see, and fear,
and laugh at him they shall:
7 Lo, this the man is that did not
make God his strength at all:
But he in his abundant wealth
his confidence did place;
And he took strength unto himself
from his own wickedness.
8 But I am in the house of God
like to an olive green:
My confidence for ever hath
upon God’s mercy been.
9 And I for ever will thee praise,
because thou hast done this:
I on thy name will wait; for good
before thy saints it is.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P56||Psalm 52: Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||8,6,8,6||Psalm 52||1800|
|The Psalms of David, in Metre: allowed by the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland and Used in Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church #d151||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||1849|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #54a||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||1865|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d280||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||Why dost thou boast, O mighty man||1872|