1 Had not the blessed Son of God,
Who condescended thus:
To come on earth and shed his blood,
Who could have saved us!
2 No sacrifice could e'er by made,
That could atone for sin;
None but the blood the Saviour shed,
Could make our conscience clean.
3 We never could have been restor'd,
Into a state of bliss:
Had it not been that Christ our Lord,
Became our righteousness.
4 In this sad state we must have lain,
To all eternity,
Had we not been reclaim'd again,
By Christ who set us free.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXVIII