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Hymn score of: O God, whose favourable eye - True and False Comforts (William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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O God, whose favourable eye - True and False Comforts
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

True and False Comforts.

1. O God, whose favourable eye
  the sin-sick soul revives,
holy and heavenly is the joy
  thy shining presence gives.

2. Not such as hypocrites suppose,
  who with a graceless heart
taste not of thee, but drink a dose,
  prepared by Satan's art.

3. Intoxicating joys are theirs,
  who, while thy boast their light,
and seem to soar above the stars,
  and plunging into night.

4. Lulled in a soft and fatal sleep,
  thy sin, and yet rejoice;
were they indeed the Saviour's sheep,
  would they not hear his voice?

5. Be mine the comforts that reclaim
  the soul from Satan's power;
that make me blush for what I am,
  and hate my sin the more.

6. 'Tis joy enough, my All in All,
  at thy dear feet to lie;
thou wilt not let me lower fall,
  and none can higher fly.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 265.

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