Hymn 11Jehovah Our RighteousnessJeremiah xxiii. 6My God! how perfect are thy ways! But mine polluted are;Sin twines itself about my praise, And slides into my pray’r.When I would speak what thou hast done To save me from my sin;I cannot make thy mercies known But self-applause creeps in.Divine desire, that holy flame Thy grace creates in me;Alas! impatience is its name, When it returns to thee.This heart, a fountain of vile thoughts, How does it overflow?While self upon the surface floats Still bubbling from below.Let others in the gaudy dress Of fancied merit shine;The Lord shall be my righteousness, The Lord for ever mine.