2640. Hear This, All Ye People, Hear

1. Hear this, all ye people, hear,
Earth’s inhabitants, give ear;
All of high and low degree,
Rich and poor, give heed to me.

2. Truth with all my heart I seek,
And my mouth shall wisdom speak;
Hearken while in lyric strain
I make hidden wisdom plain.

3. Why should I to fear give way
When I see the evil day,
When with wickedness my foes
Shall surround me and oppose?

4. They that trust in treasured gold,
Though they boast of wealth untold,
None can bid his brother live,
None to God a ransom give.

5. If from death one would be free
And corruption never see,
Costly is life’s ransom price,
Far beyond all sacrifice.

Text Information
First Line: Hear this, all ye people, hear
Title: Hear This, All Ye People, Hear
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 135
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: FISK
Composer: Calvin Sears Harrington, 1826-1886
Meter: 77.77
Incipit: 56543 21235 65343
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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