Psalm 53 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 The foolish man within his heart blasphemously, hath said, There is not any God at all, why should we be afraid?
2 They are corrupt, and they also a heinous work have wrought, Among them all there is not one of good that worketh ought.
3 The Lord looked down from heav'n upon the sons of men below, To see if any were that sought the living God to know.
4 Out of the way they all are gone, they all corrupted are; There is not any that doth good, not one for God doth care.
5 Do not all wicked workers know, that they do feed upon My people as they feed on bread? The Lord they call not on.
6 E'en there they were afraid, and stood with trembling all dismayed. When as there was no cause at all why they should he afraid.
7 For God his bones that thee besieged hath scattered all abroad, He hath confounded them, for they rejected are of God.
8 O Lord, give to thy people health, and thou, O Lord, fulfill Thy promise made to Israel from out of Zion hill.
9 When God his People shall restore that once were captive led, Then Jacob shall rejoice therein, and Israel be glad.