29b. Character of a Saint; or, A Citizen of Zion; or, The Qualifications of a Christian

1 Who shall inhabit in thy hill,
O God of holiness?
Whom will the Lord admit to dwell
So near his throne of grace?

2 The man that walks in pious ways,
And works with righteous hands;
That trusts his Maker’s promis'd grace
And follows his commands.

3 He speaks the meaning of his heart,
Nor slanders with his tongue;
Will scarce believe an ill report,
Nor do his neighbour wrong.

4 The wealthy sinner he contemns,
Loves all that fear the Lord;
And tho' to his own hurt he swears,
Still he performs his word.

5 His hands disdain a golden bribe,
And never wrong the poor;
This man shall dwell with God on earth,
And find his heaven secure.

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First Line: Who shall inhabit in thy hill
Title: Character of a Saint; or, A Citizen of Zion; or, The Qualifications of a Christian
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
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Topic: Charity: and justice; Christian Qualifications; Creation and Providence (11 more...)
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