The Lord commands us to be holy,
Discerning by His righteous law
That holiness is meek and lowly
Like Christ, in whom there is no flaw.
There is a difference that is seen
As God has taught us to discern
Between the unclean and the clean,
As for His holiness we yearn.
The fear of God abhors the pride
That spurns the offer of His grace,
Yet beckons souls to safely hide
In Christ, who is our Hiding Place.
Refine us by Your Word, O Lord,
Which pierces to the deepest part,
Dividing as a two-edge sword,
Discerning what is in our heart.