11081. God Is A Spirit, Just And Wise

1 God is a Spirit, just and wise
He sees our inmost mind;
In vain to Heav’n we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.

2 Nothing but truth before His throne
With honor can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known
Through the disguise they wear.

3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bended knees the ground;
But God abhors the sacrifice
Where not the heart is found.

4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere;
Then shall I stand before Thy face,
And find acceptance there.

Text Information
First Line: God is a Spirit, just and wise
Title: God Is A Spirit, Just And Wise
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book I, 1707
Language: English
Notes: Alternative tunes: ARLINGTON by Thomas A. Arne; CALVA
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Sylvanus Billings Pond (1836)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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