Psalter 135

Verse 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.

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

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

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

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

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