Lord, keep away convincing lies,
Let truth be guide and guard;
Let wisdom see their winsome guise,
Keep love from being marred.
Make speech and actions always true,
And kindness most sincere;
Your word must wash and clear the view,
And free the heart from fear.
O God of glory, shine your light,
To show reality;
Put all that’s false and wrong to flight,
From sophistry cleanse me.
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