Idahoan Psalter: Psalm 12
The Idahoan presents his paraphrase of the 12th Psalm.
Unto the Lord for help I cry,
For the faithful cease from the children of men,
And the wicked multiply.
They speak vanity with everyone;
They speak what e’er they please!
They think that by their flattering word
They shall all men appease,
And so by lies shall conquer all the world.
But the Lord will excise flattering lips,
And every boastful tongue.
He will heed the cry of those in need,
For He knows of their oppression.
The words of the Lord are truly pure,
As silver tried by fire,
And by His word shall the righteous endure
This generation’s ire.
Though now the wicked swarm the land,
Because the vilest men are in command!