Description: Original composition by William Ellison based on Psalm 14 from the Common English Bible (CEB). This composition is for SATB choir with piano accompaniment. This work is composed using the Phrygian mode.
Original text and translations
1 Fools say in their hearts, There is no God. They are corrupt and do evil things; not one of them does anything good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on humans to see if anyone is wise, to see if anyone seeks God,
3 but all of them have turned bad. Everyone is corrupt. No one does good—not even one person!
4 Are they dumb, all these evildoers, devouring my people like they are eating bread but never calling on the Lord?
5 Count on it: they will be in utter panic because God is with the righteous generation.
6 You evildoers may humiliate the plans of those who suffer, but the Lord is their refuge.
7 Let Israel’s salvation come out of Zion! When the Lord changes his people’s circumstances for the better, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will celebrate!