1 Thou suit'st, O Lord, thy righteous ways
To various paths of human kind:
They who for mercy merit praise,
With thee shall wondrous mercy find.
2 Such, as perversely choose to go
Shall meet with due returns from thee:
Thou to the just wilt justice show;
The pure thy purity shall see.
3 For seeds are sown of glorious light,
A future harvest for the just;
And gladness for the heart that's right,
To recompense its pious trust.
4 Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord;
Memorials of his holiness
Deep in your faithful breasts record,
And with your thankful tongues confess. Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #48