O let our lips and lives express The holy gospel we profess;
O let our lips and lives express The holy gospel we profess; So let our works and virtues shine, To prove the doctrine all divine.
Thus shall we best proclaim abroad The honors of our Savior God; When the salvation reigns within, And grace subdues the power of sin.
Our flesh and sense must be denied, Passion and envy, lust and pride; While justice, temp’rance, truth, and love, Our inward piety approve.
Religion bears our spirits up, While we expect that blessed hope, The bright appearance of the Lord, And faith stands leaning on his word.
~ Isaac Watts
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