XXXV. Atonement and Sactification

1 Alas! by nature how deprav'd,
How prone to ev'ry ill!
Our lives to Satan how enslav'd,
How obstinate our will!

2 And can such sinners be restor'd,
Such rebels reconcil'd!
Can grace sufficient means afford
To make the foe a child!

3 Yes, grace has sound the wond'rous means
Which shall effectual prove;
To cleanse us from our countless sins,
And teach our hearts to love.

4 Jesus for us a ransom paid,
And dy'd that we might live;
His blood a full atonement made,
And cr'd aloud, FORGIVE.

5 Yet one thing more mus grace provide,
To bring us home to God;
Or we shall slight the Lord, who dy'd,
And trample on his blood.

6 The holy Spirit must reveal
The Saviour's work and worth:
Then the hard heart begins to feel
A new and heav'nly birth.

7 Thus bought with blood, and born again,
Redeem'd and sav'd by grace;
Rebels in God's own house obtain
A son's and daughters place.

Text Information
First Line: Alas! by nature how deprav'd
Title: Atonement and Sactification
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1799
Topic: Atonement and sanctification
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