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I.LXXXIX. Could I of all Perfection boast

1 Could I of all Perfection boast,
As pure as that which Adam lost,
I'd sacrifice it to thy Blood,
My Christ, my All, my only Good.

2 Were I as Abra'm, strong in Faith,
And boldly stedfast unto Death;
I'd bid my Faithfulness adieu,
And Jesus only faithful view.

3 If I more meek than Moses were,
Quite free from Anger, Strife, or Fear;
Yet this I gladly would despise,
And Jesu's Meekness only prize.

4 Was I as Job submissive, still
Patient, resign'd in ev'ry Ill;
Yet all should fade before his Cross,
Compar'd with Him, it is but Dross.

5 If I was wise as Solomon,
Like him with Zeal and Adour shone;
Like him I'd vain and foolish see
My Wisdom, Zeal, yea all but Thee.

6 Had I an Angel's Purity;
Yea even this I would deny;
Nor Good confess in Name or Thing,
But Christ my Lord, my Life, my King.

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First Line: Could I of all Perfection boast
Language: English
Publication Date: 1776
Topic: After Preaching
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