| FOOLS in their hearts still say,
‘There is no God on high!’
In thought and word and deed corrupt,
They all God’s laws defy.
|2|| God looks upon our race,
And reads the heart’s desire,
To see if any understand,
Or to His Heaven aspire.
|3|| But all have turned aside;
Not one, not one is found
Who from the heart will hear and love
The Gospel’s welcome sound;
|4|| Till God in mercy moves,
To make us feel our need
Of life and light and pardoning love,
Such hearts will never heed.
|5|| O that His saving power
May through the church be known;
That captive sinners may be freed,
And to the Saviour drawn!
|6|| Lord, bless as Zion waits,
And grant reviving grace,
That joyful babes in Christ may stand
With us to sing Thy praise.
© The Wakeman Trust