Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Why do the wealthy wicked boast,|
And grow profanely bold?
The meanest portion of the just
Excels the sinner's gold.
2. The wicked borrows of his friends,
3. His alms with lib'ral heart he gives
4. His lips abhor to talk profane,|
To slander or defraud;
His ready tongue declares to men
What he has learned of God.
5. The law and gospel of the Lord
6. When sinners fall, the righteous stand,
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