All-seeing God! ’tis Thine to know
The springs whence wrong opinions flow,—
To judge, from principles within,
When frailty errs, and when we sin.
Who, among men, great Lord of all,
Thy servant to his bar shall call?
Judge him, for modes of faith, Thy foe,
Or doom him to the realms of woe?
Who with another’s eye can read,
Or worship by another’s creed?
Trusting Thy grace, we form our own,
And bow to Thy commands alone.
If wrong, correct; accept, if right;
While, faithful, we improve our light,
Condemning none, but zealous still
To learn and follow all Thy will.
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)