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CCXXVIII. Made Sin for Us

1 Whilst I shall track the depth of love,
Which so transparently doth shine,
No more in reason's path I rove,
To search the mystery divine.

2 From all that's sensual flies my heart,
And enters deep infinity,
With spirits blest to bear a part,
In one melodious harmony.

3 Our spreading filth contracted close;
Within the compass of a span,
Affrights the child from calm repose,
To feel the misery of man:

4 His Life was painful, void of rest,
Full or reproach, contempt, and scorn;
With weighty griefs and woes opprest,
Till all chastisements be had borne.

5 The more in years he did increase,
The more its pressure he did feel,
Till time drew near when sin should cease,
And he his testament should seal;

6 Then sin and Satan had the Ssway,
To vex, accuse him, and condemn,
Whilst God did all his wrath display,
To end all sin, and man redeem.

Text Information
First Line: Whilst I shall track the depth of love
Title: Made Sin for Us
Author: James Relly
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Scripture: ;
Topic: Attributes, Characters, Names, and Offices of Christ, from the New Testament
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