1 The fool speaks in his heart;
“There is no God,” he says.
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
none walk in godly ways.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven
upon the human race,
To see if any understand,
if any seek God's face.
3 They all have turned aside;
corrupt they have become.
Not one of them does any good -
no, not a single one.
4 Will sinners never learn?
My people they've devoured
As if they were consuming bread;
they never seek the LORD.
5 Struck down they are with dread,
for God is with the just.
6 You evildoers shame the poor,
but in the LORD they trust.
7 May help from Zion come,
the LORD his captives bring!
And then let Jacob's tribes rejoice;
Let Isr'el gladly sing.
Lyrics from 'Sing Psalms', Copyright Free Church of Scotland