LXXXIV. Sanctification and Pardon

1 Where shall we sinners hide our heads,
Can rocks or mountains save?
Or shall we wrap us in the shades
Of midnight and the grave?

2 Is there no shelter from the eye
Of a revenging God?
Jesus, to thy dear wounds we fly,
Bedew us with thy blood.

3 Those guardian drops our souls secure,
And wash away our sins;
Eternal justice frowns no more,
And conscience smiles within.

4 We bless that wondrous purple stream
That cleanses every stain;
Yet are our souls but half redeem'd,
If sin, the tyrant, reign.

5 Lord, blast his empire with thy breath,
That cursed throne must fall;
Ye flattering plagues, that work our death,
Fly, for we hate you all.

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First Line: Where shall we sinners hide our heads
Title: Sanctification and Pardon
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1799
Topic: Pardon and Sanctification
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