The foolish set a snare for God (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-10)  CPDL #33644:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The foolish set a snare for God
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn for Pentecost XXI   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 2014
Description: Proper 24, Year A

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Original text and translations

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1. The foolish set a snare for God
with subtle, cunning thought,
and find that when the trap is sprung
it's they who have been caught.

2. So many of us come in time
to parry with the Lord,
and then, disarmed, stand face to face
with Wisdom's laughing sword.

3. A soul is wise to laugh along
discomfited by grace,
and praise the foolishness that falls
into God's shrewd embrace.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.

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