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Psalm 36:3 [When Man Grows Bold In Sin]
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Psalm 36:3. 1-7. S. M.
The wickedness of man, and the majesty of God;
or. Practical atheism exposed.

When man grows bold in sin
My heart within me cries,
“He hath no faith of God within,
Nor fear before his eyes.”

[He walks awhile conceal’d
In a self-flattering dream,
Till his dark crimes at once reveal’d
Expose his hateful name.]

His heart is false and foul,
His words are smooth and fair;
Wisdom is banish’d from his soul,
And leaves no goodness there.

He plots upon his bed
New mischiefs to fulfil;
He sets his heart, and hand, and head,
To practise all that’s ill.

But there’s a dreadful God,
Tho’ men renounce his fear;
His justice hid behind the cloud
Shall one great day appear.

His truth transcends the sky;
In heaven his mercies dwell;
Deep as the sea his judgments lie,
His anger burns to hell.

How excellent his love,
Whence all our safety springs!
O never let my soul remove
From underneath his wings.