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7.6.

1
See the first brothers standing,
Each with his offerings brought:
Say, will the Lord accept them
In their own deed and thought?

2
The elder one approaches;
The product of his land
He offers the Almighty,
And there he takes his stand.

3
And now draws near the younger,
In faith with loving heart,
Presents a living offering,
Of his own flock a part.

4
That man shall be accepted
Who, being taught of God,
Comes to the throne of mercy
By the Redeemer’s blood.