Psalter number 156.  Wickedness and Retribution - Psalm 58


1. Do ye, O men, speak righteousness

And upright judgment mete?

Nay, in your hearts is wickedness,

And in your hands deceit.


2. The wicked, from their earliest days,

In sin are gone astray,

With froward heart, in foolish pride,

From wisdom turned away.


3. The God of vengeance will destroy

The wicked from His sight;

The Lord will bring to nought their power

And scatter all their might.


4. The good shall triumph and rejoice,

And this shall be confessed:

On earth the God of justice reigns,

And righteousness is blessed.