Psalm 49 Poetry Part II

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Psalm 49 Poetry by Isaac Watts

Pride and Death; or, The Vanity of Life and Riches

Ye sons of pride, that hate the just
And trample on the poor,
When death has brought you down to dust,
Your pomp shall rise no more.

The last great day shall change the scene;
When will that hour appear?
When shall the just revive, and reign
O’er all that scorned them here?

God will my naked soul receive,
When sep’rate from the flesh;
And break the prison of the grave,
To raise my bones afresh.

Heav’n is my everlasting home,
Th’ inheritance is sure:
Let men of pride their rage resume,
But I’ll repine no more.

Further Reading

In God we Trust

An Amazing Fact: There are more than 376 million Visas and MasterCards in circulation. This is up 80 percent from a few years ago when the average family had only two credit cards and $2,340 in outstanding balances. Today they have an average of four cards and owe nearly $4,880. Altogether, American consumers have racked up $480 billion dollars in debt with these little two- by three-inch pieces of plastic, and that figure grows at a 13 percent annual rate. 

We are a nation drowning in red ink. Plans for the large government budget surplus seem to be the focus of recent political attention, but soaring consumer debt is seldom discussed. Within the past few years it has increased 39 percent and now exceeds $1 trillion. “When you carry this much debt it’s scary,” says consumer spending expert Madelyn Hochstein in a recent newspaper article, “Black-hole Borrowing, Consumer Debt Surging; Nation’s Economy at Risk.” The article goes on to warn that, “This could be a time bomb for the U.S. economy and its banks.”


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4 thoughts on “Psalm 49 Poetry Part II”

  1. holytreasurehunter says:

    These Isaac Watts’ verses are as pertinent today as they were when he penned them. Thank you and God bless you.


    • holytreasurehunter says:

      Wow! I just downloaded your prayer journaling booklet out of curiosity, it is excellent. More importantly it is a direct answer to my prayer this morning for God to guide me how to do a prayer journal. Hallelujah! Praise God for His provisions today.


    • Sometimes I wonder if I should feature texts that are relevant to current issues but the psalms are always right on target. Enjoy!

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