"Who in God's sight is holy."

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Written for the Anti-Slavery Melodies.
BY MISS ALMIRA SEYMOUR. TUNE: "MORNING LIGHT IS BREAKING."

1.Who in God's sight is holy?
What lips shall dare to pray,
Our Father! let thy kingdom
Be hastened on its way?

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Shall hands, that forge the fetters,
Which clasp the living limb,
Stained with a brother's life-blood,
Be raised in prayer to Him?

2. Shall lips breathe forth His praises,
That, in their impious pride,
Contemn His sacred image,
And mercy's claims deride?
Shall tongues exhort to virtue
The erring steps of men,
That to earth's darkest vices
Millions of souls condemn?

3. Forbid it, blest Religion!
All holy things and true!
And, Father! O forgive them,
They know not what they do.
O, purify thy churches,
Throughout this sinful land;
Let justice, truth and mercy
Beside thy altar stand.

4. Chase from thy holy temple,
All which ensnares, deceives,
And let thy house, no longer,
Be as a den of thieves;
Fill it with thy own presence,
Life-giving as thou art,
Till largest love becometh,
The life of every heart.