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Lord if thou dost not soon appear Virtue




Lord, if thou dost not soon appear,
Virtue and truth will fly away;
A faithful man amongst us here
Will scarce be found, if thou delay.


The whole discourse,
when neighbors meet,
Is filled with trifles loose and vain;
Their lips are flattery and deceit,
And their proud language is profane.


But lips that with deceit abound
Shall not maintain their triumph long;
The God of vengeance will confound
The flattering and
blaspheming tongue.


Yet shall our words be free, they cry;
Our tongues shall be
controlled by none:
Where is the Lord will ask us why?
Or say our lips are not our own?


The Lord, who sees
the poor oppressed,
And hears th' oppressor's
haughty strain,
Will rise to give his children rest,
Nor shall they trust his word in vain.


Thy word, O Lord, though often tried,
Void of deceit shall still appear;
Not silver, sev'n times purified
From dross and mixture,
shines so clear.


Thy grace shall in the darkest hour
Defend the holy soul from harm;
Though when the vilest
men have power,
On every side will sinners swarm.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1719
      Bible Refs: Ps 12;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      # 12
      MUSIC
      Name: BRISTOL
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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