1 When filthy passions, or unjust,
Professors’ minds control,
When men give up the reins to lust,
And interest sways the whole;
2 Or when they seek themselves to please,
Decline each thorny road,
Indulge their sloth, consult their ease,
And slight the fear of God.
3 The faith is vain such men profess,
It comes not from above;
The righteous man doth righteousness,
And true faith works by love.
4 Men’s actions with their minds will suit,
By them the heart is viewed,
A tree that bears corrupted fruit,
Cannot be callèd good.
5 The Christian seeks his brother’s good,
Sometimes beyond his own;
Or, if self interest will intrude,
It does not reign alone.
6 Help us, dear Lord, to honor Thee,
Let our good works abound:
Thou art that green, that faithful tree,
From Thee our fruit is found.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10015
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