P.XVIII.II. Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere

9 Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere,
Hast made thy truth and love appear;
Before mine eyes I set thy laws,
And Thou hast own'd my righteous cause.

10 Since I have learn'd thy holy ways,
I’ve walk'd upright before thy face:
Or if my feet did e’er depart,
Thy love reclaim'd my wand'ring heart.

11 What sore temptations broke my rest!
What wars and strugglings in my breast!
But through thy grace that reigns within,
I guard against my darling sin.

12 That sin which close besets me still,
That works and strives against my will:
When shall thy spirit’s sovereign pow'r
Destroy it, that it rise no more.

13 With an impartial hand, the Lord
Deals out to mortals their reward;
The kind and faithful souls shall find
A God as faithful and as kind.

14 And men that love revenge shall know,
God hath an arm of vengeance too:
The just and pure, shall ever say,
Thou art more pure, more just than they.

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First Line: Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: Sincerity proved and rewarded
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