Christ our Wisdom and Righteousness. 1 Cor. 1. 30

I. Watts                L.M.

Buried in shadows of the night,
We lie till Christ restores the light;
Wisdom descends to heal the blind,
And chase the darkness of the mind.

Our guilty souls are drowned in tears,
Till his atoning blood appears;
Then we awake from deep distress,
And sing, “The Lord our righteousness.”

Our very frame is mixed with sin;
His Spirit makes our conscience clean;
Such virtues from his sufferings flow,
At once to cleanse and pardon too.

Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains;
He sets the prisoners free, and breaks
The iron bondage from our necks.

Poor helpless worms in thee possess
Grace, wisdom, power, and righteousness;
Thou art our mighty All; may we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to thee.