With our mouths we utter hollow words
To give mere lip service to Him;
Thinking that the things He hears us say
Will somehow His favor win.
But what He desires is a yielded heart,
Swept clean of self and sin;
A heart of truth, a heart on fire,
A heart given over to Him.
© 1996 J M McIntosh
These people draw near to Me with their
mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but
their heart is far from Me. (Matthew 15:8)