CVIII. The Heavenly guest

1 And will the LORD thus condescend
To visit sinful worms?
Thus at the door shall mercy stand,
In all her winning forms?

2 Surprizing grace! — and shall my heart
Unmov'd and cold remain?
Has this hard rock no tender part?
Must mercy please in vain?

3 Shall JESIS for admission sue,
His charming voice unheard?
And this vile heart, his rightful due,
Remain for ever barr'd?

4 'Tis sin, alas! with tyrant power,
The lodging has possess'd;
And crouds of traitors bar the door
Against the heav'nly guest.

5 LORD, rise in thy all conqu'ring grace,
Thy mighty power display;
One beam of glory from thy face
Can drive my foes away.

6 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart;
Dear Saviour enter in,
And guard the passage to my heart,
And keep out ev'ry sin.

Text Information
First Line: And will the Lord thus condescend
Title: The Heavenly guest
Author: Anne Steele
Publication Date: 1790
Meter: Common Metre
Topic: After Sermon
Source: The Coll.
Language: English
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