By William Cleary
- F major
- Plain tune
- Time signature
- Elhanan Winchester, 1794
If we would worship God aright,
We must in all things be sincere;
No fawning, lying hypocrite
Will God with appropation hear.
Nor must we be in love with sin,
If we would come before his throne;
For worshippers impure, unclean,
A holy God can never own.
Nor those whose hearts with malice burn,
Can stand approved before the Lord;
Their prayers must to curses turn,
And all their service be abhorred.
But penitents acceptance find,
How great so-ere there sins have been;
For God is gracious, good and king,
And full of mercy towards men.