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Thus speaks the heathen How shall man




Thus speaks the heathen: How shall man
the Pow’r Supreme adore?
With what accepted off’rings come
his mercy to implore?


Shall clouds of incense to the skies
with grateful odour speed?
Or victims from a thousand hills
upon the altar bleed?


Does justice nobler blood demand
to save the sinner’s life?
Shall, trembling, in his offspring’s side
the father plunge the knife?


No: God rejects the bloody rites
which blindfold zeal began;
His oracles of truth proclaim
the message brought to man.


He what is good hath clearly shown,
O favoured race! to thee;
And what doth God require of those
who bend to him the knee?


Thy deeds, let sacred justice rule;
thy heart, let mercy fill;
And, walking humbly with thy God,
to him resign thy will.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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      Bible Refs: Mic 6:6-9;
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