|RELIGION -- AND THE -- PURE PRINCIPLES OF MORALITY, -- THE SURE FOUNDATION ON WHICH WE MUST BUILD.|
God is a spirit, just and wise,
He knows our inmost minds;
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.
Nothing but truth before his throne,
With honor can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known
By the disguise they wear.
Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their blended knees the ground.
But God abhors the sacrifice,
Where not the heart is found.
Lord, search my heart, and try my reins,
And make my souls sincere;
So shall I stand before thy throne,
And find acceptance there.