The Trespass Of The Wicked Man So Plain
The trespass of the wicked man
so plain and open lies;
My heart concludes, the fear of GOD
is not before his eyes.
For in his own deceitful view
Till his iniquity breaks out,
and odious is found.
The words that issue from his mouth,
are vain and guileful too;
He quite hath ceased to be wise,
and any good to do.
Yea, when he lies upon his bed,
he mischief meditates;
He set himself in no good way,
nor any evil hates.
Thy mercy O JEHOVAH is
within the heav’ns on high;
Thy faithfulness does also reach
above the cloudy sky.
Like mountains great thy righteousness!
thy judgments a great deep!
Both man and beast,Thou kindly LORD
dost condescend to keep.
O GOD, thy loving-kindness is
of wondrous excellence:
Therefore in shadow of thy wings,
men’s sons put confidence.
Ev’n of the fatness of thy house,
they to the full shall take;
And of the stream of thy delights,
to drink Thou wilt them make.
Because the flowing spring of life,
ever abides in thee;
And in thy light, the light of grace
and glory we shall see.
O stretch thy loving-kindness forth
to all who Thee do know;
And to all those of upright heart
thy righteousness still show.
I suffer not the foot of pride
to make approach to me;
Nor by the hand of wicked men
let me removed be.
Lo, There they all are fallen down,
who work iniquities;
Down are they cast, and never shall
be able to arise.