1284. Do Ye, O Men, Speak Righteousness?

1. Do ye, O men, speak righteousness
And upright judgment mete?
Nay, in your hearts is wickedness,
And in your hands deceit,
And in your hands deceit.

2. The wicked, from their earliest days,
In sin are gone astray,
With froward heart, in foolish pride,
From wisdom turned away,
From wisdom turned away.

3. The God of vengeance will destroy
The wicked from His sight;
The Lord will bring to naught their power
And scatter all their might,
And scatter all their might.

4. The good shall triumph and rejoice,
And this shall be confessed:
On earth the God of justice reigns,
And righteousness is blest,
And righteousness is blest.

Text Information
First Line: Do ye, O men, speak righteousness
Title: Do Ye, O Men, Speak Righteousness?
Author: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 156
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: James Lucas, 1820-?
Meter: CM
Incipit: 51123 13217 13432
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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