1 All knowing God, 'tis thine to know
The springs whence wrong opinions flow;
To judge, from principles within,
When frailty errs, and when we sin.
2 Who, among men, high Lord of all,
Thy servants to his bar may call?
Decide of heresy, and shake
A brother o'er the flaming lake?
3 Who with another's eye can read?
Or worship by another's creed?
Revering thy command alone,
We humbly seek and use our own.
4 If wrong, forgive; accept, if right;
While faithful we obey our light;
And, cens'uring none, are zealous still,
To follow as to learn thy will.
5 When shall our happy eyes behold
Thy people fashion'd in thy mould?
And charity our lineage prove
Deriv'd from thee, O God of love?
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #I
All knowing God! 'tis Thine to know. T. Scott. [Charitable Judgment.] This hymn is No. 115 in Enfield's Warrington Selection 1772, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and is headed "Charitable Judgment." It is found in a few modern collections, principally amongst the Unitarians, but usually as—"All seeing God, 'tis Thine to know,"—and abbreviated, as in Martineau's Hymns, 1840, No. 496, and Courtauld's Psalms, Hymns, and Anthems, 1860, No. 328. [William T.Brooke]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)