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1 Dread Sinai roars, "the man be cursed,
That doth one willful sin commit:
Death and damnation fro the first
Without relief, and infinite."
2 Thus flames the mount! and round the earth
Thunder, and fire, and vengeance flings:
But, Jesus, thy dear gasping breath,
And Calvary say gentler things:
3 "Pardon, and grace, and boundless love,
Streaming along a Savior's blood,
And life, and joys, and crowns above,
Obtained by a dear bleeding God."
4 Hark, how he prays (the charming sound
Dwells on his dying lips)"forgive;"
And every groan and gasping wound
Cries, "Father, let the rebels live."
5 Go, you that rest upon the law,
And toil, and seek salvation there,
Look to the flame that Moses saw,
And shrink, and tremble, and despair.
6 But I'll retire beneath the cross,
Savior, at thy dear feet I lie;
And the keen sword that Justice draws,
Flaming and red, shall pass me by.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799