328. O 'tis a lovely thing to see

1 O 'tis a lovely thing to see
A man of prudent heart;
Whose thoughts and lips and life agree
To act a useful part.

2 When envy, strife, and war begin
In little angry souls;
Mark, how the sons of peace come in
And quench the kindling coals.

3 Their minds are humble, mild, and meek;
No furious passions rise;
Nor malice moves their lips to speak,
Nor pride exalts their eyes.

4 Their frame is prudence mix'd with love,
Good works employ their day;
They join the serpent with the dove,
But cast the sting away.

5 Such was the Saviour of mankind,
Such pleasures he pursu'd;
His manners gentle and refin'd,
His soul divinely good.

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First Line: O 'tis a lovely thing to see
Publication Date: 1827
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Personal Duties
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