So Let Our Lips and Lives Express

Text:  Isaac Watts  1709
Music:  William Knapp  1738
Tune:  Wareham  88.88
OHT Incipit:  

So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess:
So let our works and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all Divine.

Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honors of our Saviour God;
When His salvation reigns within,
And grace subdues the power of sin.

Our flesh and sense must be denied,
Passion and envy, lust and pride;
While justice, temperance, truth, and love,
Our inward piety approve.

Religion bears our spirits up,
While we expect that blessed hope,
The bright appearance of the Lord;
And faith stands leaning on His word.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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