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KILSYTH | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1545
1 HELP, Lord, because the godly man
Doth daily fade away;
And from among the sons of men
The faithful do decay.
2 Unto his neighbour every one
Doth utter vanity:
They with a double heart do speak,
And lips of flattery.
3 God shall cut off all flattering lips,
Tongues that speak proudly thus,
4 Our tongues prevail; our lips are ours:
Who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor,
For him in need that sighs,
To save him from his scornful foes,
God saith, I will arise.
6 Jehovah's words are words most pure;
They are like silver tried
In earthen furnace, seven times
That hath been purified.
7 Lord, thou shalt them preserve and keep
For ever from this race.
8 On all sides walk the wicked, when
Vile men are high in place.
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1 ¬∂ Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.