The Trespass Of The Wicked Man Most Plai
The trespass of the wicked man
Most plainly testifies
That fear of God’s most holy Name
Is not before his eyes.
He cherishes the empty hope,
Although his sin be great,
It never shall be brought to light
And viewed with righteous hate.
The words he utters with his mouth
Are wickedness and lies;
He keeps himself from doing good,
And ceases to be wise.
While on his bed his thought he gives
To planning wickedness;
He sets himself in evil ways,
he shuns not to transgress.
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