Lord, If Thou Dost Not Soon Appear
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
|Lord, if thou dost not soon appear,|
Virtue and truth will fly away;
A faithful man amongst us here
Will scarce be found, if thou delay.
2. The whole discourse, when neighbors meet,
3. But lips that with deceit abound
|4. Yet shall our words be free, they cry;|
Our tongues shall be controlled by none:
Where is the Lord will ask us why?
Or say our lips are not our own?
5. The Lord, who sees the poor oppressed,
6. Thy word, O Lord, though often tried,
|7. Thy grace shall in the darkest hour|
Defend the holy soul from harm;
Though when the vilest men have power,
On every side will sinners swarm.