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SONG IX.

The All-seeing GOD.

I.
1 ALMIGHTY GOD, thy piercing Eye
2 Strikes thro' the Shades of Night,
3 And our most secret Actions lie
4 All open to thy Sight.
II.
5 There's not a Sin that we commit,
6 Nor wicked Word we say,
7 But in thy dreadful Book 'tis writ,
8 Against the Judgment-Day.
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III.
9 And must the Crimes that I have done
10 Be read and publish'd there?
11 Be all expos'd before the Sun,
12 While Men and Angels hear?
IV.
13 LORD, at thy Foot asham'd I lie;
14 Upward I dare not look;
15 Pardon my Sins before I die,
16 And blot them from thy Book.
V.
17 Remember all the dying Pains
18 That my Redeemer felt,
19 And let his Blood wash out my Stains,
20 And answer for my Guilt.
VI.
21 O may I now for ever fear
22 T' indulge a sinful Thought,
23 Since the great GOD can see and hear,
24 And writes down ev'ry Fault.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG IX. The All-seeing GOD.
Author: Isaac Watts
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Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. 13-14. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000)

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