474. From heav'n the Lord with searching eye

1 From heav'n the Lord with searching eye
Looked down the sons of men to try,
To see if any understood
And sought for God, the only good.

2 From righteousness they all depart,
Corrupt are all, and vile in heart;
Yea, ev'ry man has evil done;
Not one does good, not even one.

3 Has knowledge with the wicked failed,
That they my people have assailed,
That they delight in works of shame,
And call not on Jehovah's Name?

4 Thy lowly servant they despise,
Because he on the Lord relies;
But they shall tremble yet in fear,
For to the righteous God is near.

5 O that from Zion his abode
Salvation were on us bestowed!
When God his exiles shall restore,
They shall in song his grace adore.


Text Information
First Line: From heav'n the Lord with searching eye
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Adversaries; Christian Life: Conflict with Sin; God: All-seeing (3 more...)
Source: The Hymnal, 1912
Tune Information
Arranger: Johann Hermann Schein (1628)
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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