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.
|First Line:||Alas! by nature how deprav'd|
|Title:||Atonement and Sactification|
|Topic:||Atonement and sanctification|