1 By Sin my God and all was lost,
O where may God be found?
In Christ; for so the Holy Ghost
Shews by the joyful sound.
2 But how shall I escape and flee
Th' avenging Wrath of God?
In Christ, who bore upon the Tree
That whole amazing Load.
3 Alas! I'm daily apt to stray,
How shall I heav'n-ward make?
Thro' Christ the consecrated Way
Design'd for thee to take.
4 But where's my Title, Right, and Claim
To that eternal bliss?
In Christ alone, that glorious Name,
The Lord our Righteousness.
5 May not my Spirit weak as Grass,
Fail 'ere it reach the length?
Jesus, the Lord thy Righteousness,
Will be the Lord thy Strength.
6 But if Friends and cruel Foes
Shall by the Way molest,
Christ is a Friend to bridle those,
And give the weary Rest.
7 What ground have I to trust and say,
The Promise is not vain?
In Christ the Promises are yes,
In Christ they are Amen.
8 But how shall Faith be had? Alas!
I find I can't believe;
Christ is the Author of that Grace,
And Faith is his to give.
9 How can so vile a Lump of sin
Christ by his Holy Spirit must
This mighty Change effect.
10 How shall I do the Works aright
I'm daily bound unto?
Christ Jesus, by his Spirit's might,
Works both to will and do.
11 How shall my Maladies be heal'd,
So sore molesting me?
Christ is the great physician seal'd,
The Lord that healeth thee.
12 Salvation-Work is great and high
Alas! what shall I do?
Christ as the Alpha thereof, Eye
And the Omega too.
13 How can he answer ev'ry Case,
And save us from our fall?
Because he is the Lord of Grace,
Jehovah, All in All.
Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XCIV
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