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96b. Original and actual Sin confessed

1 Lord, I am vile, conceiv'd in Sin,
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the Man whose guilty Fall
Corrupts the Race, and taints us all.

2 Soon as we draw our Infant-breath,
The Seeds of Sin grow up for Death:
Thy Law demands a perfect Heart,
But we're defil'd in ev'ry Part.

3 [Great GOD, create my Heart a new,
And form my Spirit pure and true;
O make me wise betimes, to spy
My Danger and my Remedy.]

4 Behold I fall before thy Face;
My only Refuge is thy Grace:
No outward Forms can make me clean,
The Leprosy lies deep within.

5 No bleeding Bird, nor bleeding Beast,
Nor Hyssop-branch, nor sprinkling Priest,
Nor running Brook, nor Flood, nor Sea,
Can wash the dismal Stain away.

6 Jesus, my GOD, thy Blood alone
Hath Pow'r sufficient to atone;
Thy Blood can make me white as Snow,
No Jewish Types could cleanse me so.

7 While Guilt disturbs and breaks my Peace,
Nor Flesh nor Soul hath Rest nor Ease,
Lord, let me hear thy pard'ning Voice,
And make my broken Bones rejoice.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, I am vile, conceiv'd in Sin
Title: Original and actual Sin confessed
Meter: Long Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1740
Topic: Backsliding soul: restored; Blood of Christ cleansing from Sin; Christ: Our Hope (9 more...)
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