700. L. M. Sir J. E. Smith. God's Temple in the Heart.
1 Who shall a temple build for him,
Who fills the heaven of heavens alone?
Who shall exalt his glorious name,
Fixed in his everlasting throne?
2 Yet many a lowly fane shall rise,
Which God himself will not disdain:
He will accept the sacrifice;
Nor shall the offering e'er be vain.
3 No gorgeous dome, nor boastful vow,
Can e'er find favor in his sight:
The humble votary, meek and low, --
The holy soul, are his delight.
4 On these his grace and mercy rest,
Nor from their shrines will he depart:
His temple is the righteous breast;
His altar is the pious heart.