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GIFTS WITHOUT GRACE




On uncultivated soil,
Gaudy flowers are seen to grow;
God may thus on creatures vile,
Splendid gifts at time bestow.


Persons void of grace divine,
May in utterance excel;
In the church with lustre shine,
While they still are heirs of hell.


They externally pursue
The fair path which saints have trod;
Just appear, and liberal too,
Yet, alas, are far from God.


Love and zeal may be expressed,
Many seeing duties done;
Christ my them may be professed,
Preached, and yet may be unknown.


Vain desires may be restrained,
Worldly lusts in part denied;
Grosser acts of sin refrained,
Yet its power may still abide.


Lord, examine thou my heart,
Every inward thought explore;
With the form do thou impart,
True religionís vital power.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Num 24:3; Mk 10:20; 1 Co 13:1; 2 Co 8:7;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 508
      MUSIC
      Name: NOTTINGHAM
      Meter: 7 7 7 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        7 7 7 7
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