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Election Excludes Boasting. 1 Cor. 1. 26-31

I. Watts                                C.M.

1
But few among the carnal wise,
But few of noble race,
Obtain the favour of thy eyes,
Almighty King of grace!

2
He takes the men of meanest name
For sons and heirs of God;
And thus he pours abundant shame
On honourable blood.

3
He calls the fool and makes him know
The mysteries of his grace,
To bring aspiring wisdom low,
And all its pride abase.

4
Nature has all its glories lost,
When brought before his throne;
No flesh shall in his presence boast,
But in the Lord alone.