’Tis vain to say we love the Lord,
Unless we also love His Word;
And search the holy Scriptures, too,
To find what God would have us do.
While we delight and live in sin,
How dwells the love of God within?
That child is serving Satan still,
Who hates the Saviour’s holy will.
The sins that crucified their Lord,
By God’s dear children are abhorred,
Too well they love His blessed Name
To put it to an open shame.
Let little children, then, who dare
To lie, or steal, or curse, or swear,
Remember that their actions prove:
The Lord they do not fear nor love.