Sin the Cause of Christ's Death

Was it for sin, for mortal guilt

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
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I. Was it for sin, for mortal guilt,
The Saviour gave his vital blood?
For sin amazing anguish felt,
The wrath of an offended God?

II. When bleeding, groaning, on the tree,
He breath'd such agonizing cries,
When nature suffer'd, Lord, with thee,
And darkness cloath'd the mourning skies.

III. And shall I harbour in my breast
(Tremble my soul at such a deed)
This dreadful foe, this fatal guest?
'Twas sin that made my Saviour bleed.

IV. 'Tis sin that would my ruin prove,
And sink me down to endless woe;
But O forbid it, heav'nly love,
And save me from the cursed foe.

V. Ye sins, ye cruel sins, depart,
Your tyrant sway I cannot bear;
My rightful sov'reign claims my heart,
Jesus alone shall govern here.

VI. Come, glorious conqu'ror, gracious Lord,
Thy all-prevailing pow'r employ;
O come, with thy resistless word,
These hateful enemies destroy.

VII. Guilty and weak to thee I fly,
My Lord, my Saviour, and my friend,
On thy almighty arm rely,
On thy atoning blood depend.

VIII. My all of hope is fix'd on thee,
For thou alone hast pow'r divine;
O come, and conquer, Lord, for me,
And all the glory shall be thine.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #182

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

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First Line: Was it for sin, for mortal guilt
Title: Sin the Cause of Christ's Death
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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