Should they who have been dearly bought

Should they who have been dearly bought

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1 Should they who have been dearly bought,
With such a precious price!
And were to light from darkness brought,
Yet still be slaves to vice.

2 Let those their hearts and member yield
Who are yet deaf and blind:
Who never had the truth reveal'd
By an enlight'ned mind.

3 But it should never be the case,
With those who see the light;
Not run in ev'ry dangerous place,
As if they walk'd by night.

4 In such a way they never learn'd,
To know their gracious Lord;
The chief for which they are concern'd,
Is to obey his word.

5 To crucify their lusts and pride,
The old man with his deed:
Their vile affections lay'd aside,
They see there is a need.

6 Then will those vices be subdu'd,
And all such foes suppress'd;
Then is the inward man renew'd,
And made in God to rest?

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.) #CXXXV

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Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #275

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Church Hymn Book #CXXXV

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