Poem – The 13 Psalm of David

Fools that true faith yet never had

Saith in their hearts, there is no God.

Filthy they are in their practice, 

Of them not one is godly wise.

From heaven the Lord on man did look

To know what ways he undertook.

All they were vain and went astray, 

Not one he found in the right way.

In heart and tongue have they deceit, 

Their lips throw forth a poisoned bait.

Their minds are mad, their mouths are wode, 

And swift they be in shedding blood.

So blind they are, no truth they know, 

No fear of God in them will grow.

How can that cruel sort be good, 

Of God’s dear flock which suck the blood? 

On him rightly shall they not call, 

Despair will so their hearts appall.

At all times God is with the just, 

Because they put in him their trust.

Who shall therefore from Sion give

That health which hangeth in our belief? 

When God shall take from his the smart, 

Then will Jacob rejoice in heart.

Praise to God.