Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?@Nehemiah 5:9
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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Scripture 1762.

St. Petersburg, attributed to Dmitri S. Bortniansky, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Dmitri S. Bortniansky (1752-1825)

Watched by the world’s malignant eye,
Who load us with reproach and shame.
As servants of the Lord most high,
As zealous for His glorious name,
We ought in all His paths to move,
With holy fear and humble love.

That wisdom, Lord, on us bestow,
From every evil to depart;
To stop the mouth of every foe,
While, upright both in life and heart,
The proofs of godly fear we give,
And show them how the Christians live.