994. So Let Our Lives and Lips Express

1 So let our lips and lives express
The holy Gospel we profess;
So let our walks and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all divine.

2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honor of our Saviour God;
When the salvation reigns within,
And grace subdues the pow'r of sin.

3 Our flesh and sense must be denied;
Passion and envy, lust and pride;
While justice, temp'rance, truth and love
Our inward piety approve.

4 Religion bears our spirits up,
While we expect that blessed hope,
The bright appearance of the Lord,
And faith stands leaning on His Word.

5 That sacred stream, Thy holy Word,
That all our raging fear controls:
Sweet peace Thy promises afford,
And give new strength to fainting souls.

Text Information
First Line: So let our lives and lips express
Title: So Let Our Lives and Lips Express
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 1972
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Book Four: Occasional Selections, Gospel Songs and Hymns; Services, Occasions: Closing Hymns, Doxologies
Language: English
Notes: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. I Jn. 3:18.
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872) (1830)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E Major
Notes: M.M. 56

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