1 Believers own they are but blind
They know themselves unwise:
But wisdom in the Lord they find,
Who opens all our eyes.
2 Unrighteous are they all, when tried;
But God himself declares,
In Jesus they are justified;
His righteousness is theirs.
3 That we're unholy needs no proof;
We sorely feel the fall:
But Christ has holiness enough
To sanctify us all.
4 Exposed by sin to God's just wrath,
We look to Christ and view
Redemption in his blood by faith;
And full redemption too.
5 Some this, some that, good virtue teach,
To rectify the soul;
But we first after Jesus reach,
And richly grasp the whole.
6 To Jesus joined we all that's good,
From him our head, derive;
We eat his flesh, we drink his blood,
And by and in him live.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791