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TRUE AND FALSE ZEAL




Zeal is that pure and heav’nly flame,
The fire of love supplies;
While that which often bears the name,
Is self in a disguise.


True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,
And breathes revenge and war.


While zeal for truth the christian warms,
He knows the worth of peace;
But self contends for names and forms,
Its party to increase.


Zeal has attained its highest aim,
Its end is satisfied;
If sinners love the Savior’s name,
Nor seeks it ought betide.


But self, however well employed,
Has its own ends in view;
And says, as boasting Jehu cried,
“Come, see what I can do.”


Self may its poor reward obtain,
And be applauded here;
But zeal the best applause will gain,
When JESUS shall appear.


Dear LORD, the idol self dethrone,
And from our hearts remove;
And let no zeal by us be shown,
But that which springs from love.


---Alternative verses---


True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,
Breathing revenge and war.


O God, the idol self dethrone,
And from our hearts remove;
And let no zeal by us be shown,
But that which springs from love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: 2 Ki 10:16; Mt 23:15; Lk 9:54-55; Jn 13:35; Rm 10:2; 2 Co 5:13-15; Phil 1:15-18;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 341
      1853# 679
      MUSIC
      Name: ABRIDGE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1770
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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