NORWICH | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621
1 DO ye, O congregation, then,
Indeed speak righteousness?
O ye that are the sons of men,
Judge ye with uprightness?
2 Yea, even within your very hearts
Ye wickedness have done;
Ye of your hands the violence
Weigh out the earth upon.
3 Estranged the ungodly are,
Even from the very womb;
They, speaking falsehood, stray as soon
As to the world they come.
4 Unto a serpent's poison like
Their poison doth appear;
Yea, they are like the adder deaf,
That closely stops her ear;
5 That so she may not hear the voice
Of one that charm her would,
No, not though he most cunning were,
And charm most wisely could.
6 Their teeth, O God, within their mouth
Break thou in pieces small;
The great teeth break thou out, O Lord,
Of these young lions all.
7 Let them like waters melt away,
Which downward still do flow:
In pieces cut his arrows all,
When he shall bend his bow.
8 Like to a snail that melts away,
Let each of them be gone:
Like woman's birth untimely, that
Hath never seen the sun.
9 He shall them take away before
Your pots the thorns can find,
Both living, and in fury great,
As with a stormy wind.
10 The righteous when he vengeance sees
Shall be most joyful then;
The righteous one shall wash his feet
In blood of wicked men.
11 So men shall say, The righteous man
Reward shall never miss:
And verily upon the earth
A dod to judge thele is.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 140 · LORD, from the ill and froward man
Psalm 83 · KEEP not, O God, we thee entreat,
O keep not...
1 ¬∂ Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
6 ¬∂ Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.