Everybody’s gone astray, one way or another,
some to foolishness and sin. No one doesn’t suffer.
God inspects all humankind, searching for the wise ones;
mainly disappointed, but open to surprises.
Everywhere, “perversity.” Nowhere “good in action.”
Ignorant and greedy we, seek our satisfaction.
God stands with the righteous poor, not with the abusers.
Terror will accompany, justice’s refusers.
Send salvation, God on high, from your holy dwelling.
Make creation great again. Joy will be compelling.
Source: Psalm 14
Text: © David Alexander, 2020
Tune: Excelsior Public Domain
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