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1 BACKWARD with humble shame we look
On our original !
In our first father's fall !
2 To all that's good averse and blind ;
But prone to all that's ill :
How obstinate our will!
3 Yet, mighty God! Thy wondrous love
Can make our nature clean,
The tempter, death, and sin.
4. The second ADAM shall restore
The ruins of the first: Hosanna to that soy'reign Pow'r,
Which new creates our dust!
1 How sad our state by nature is!
Our sin, how deep it's stains ! And Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.
2 But there's a voice of sov'reign grace
Sounds from the sacred Word; Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,
And trust upon the Lord.
3 O may we hear th' Almighty call,
And run to this relief!
O help our unbelief!
4. To the blest fountain of Thy blood
Teach us, O LORD, to fly!
From sins of deepest dye!
5 Stretch out. Thine arm, victorious King,
Our reigning sins subdue ;
And form our hearts anew..
6 Poor, guilty, weak, and helpless worms, " ",
On Thy kind arm we fall;
Our Jesus and our All.
1 GREAT King of glory and of grace,
We own with humble shame,
· And our first father's name.
The poison reigns within,
And willing slaves to sin.
And love the distance well;
That leads to death and hell.
Such natures made divine ?
And feel this pow'r of Thine. 5 We praise our FATHER's Name on high,
Who sends His SPIRIT down,
And raise them to His throne.
Helplessness of fallen Mar.
Unconscious of it's load!
To happiness and God,
2 The will perverse, the passions blind,
In paths of ruin stray :
The safe, the narrow way.
The stubborn will subdue ? 'Tis Thine, eternal SPIRIT, thine
To form the heart anew.
And bid the sinner live!
Deceitfulness of Sin. 1 SIN has a thousand treacherous arts
To practise on the mind; With fatt'ring looks she tempts our hearts,
But leaves a sting behind.
The aged and the young ;
She makes his fetters strong.
And gives a fair pretence;
And chains it down to sense. 4 So on a tree divinely fair
Grew the forbidden food;
And tainted all her blood.
2 And can such sinners be restor'd?
Such rebels reconcil'd ?
To make a foe a child ?
3 Yes, grace has found the wondrous means,
Which shall effectual prove,
And teach our hearts to love.
4. JEsus for sinners undertakes,
And died that we may live;
And cries aloud, “ Forgive."
5 The holy SPIRIT must reveal
The SAVIOUR'S work and worth ; Then the hard heart begins to feel
A new and heav'nly birth.
6 Thus, bought with blood, and born again,
Redeem'd and sav'd by grace, Rebels in God's own house obtain
A son's and daughter's place. .