7672. Who Shall Ascend Thy Heav'nly Place?

1. Who shall ascend Thy heav’nly place,
Great God, and dwell before Thy face?
The man that minds religion now,
And humbly walks with God below.

2. Whose hands are pure, whose heart is clean,
Whose lips still speak the thing they mean;
No slanders dwell upon his tongue;
He hates to do his neighbor wrong.

3. Scarce will he trust an ill report,
Nor vents it to his neighbor’s hurt:
Sinners of state he can despise,
But saints are honored in his eyes.

4. Firm to his word he ever stood,
And always makes his promise good;
Nor dares to change the thing he swears,
Whatever pain or loss he bears.

5. He never deals in bribing gold,
And mourns that justice should be sold;
While others gripe and grind the poor,
Sweet charity attends his door.

6. He loves his enemies, and prays
For those that curse him to his face
And doth to all men still the same
That he would hope or wish from them.

7. Yet, when his holiest works are done,
His soul depends on grace alone:
This is the man Thy face shall see,
And dwell for ever, Lord, with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Who shall ascend Thy heav'nly place
Title: Who Shall Ascend Thy Heav'nly Place?
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ANGELUS
Composer: Georg Joseph (1657)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 11234 55455 67176
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Heil­ige Seel­en­lust oder Geist­liche Hirt­en-Lied­er (Bres­lau, Ger­ma­ny: 1657) (set to the words "Du mein­er Seel­en gül­dne Ziehr")
Copyright: Public Domain



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