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Man’s Righteousness. Isa. 57. 12; Zech. 3. 3

J. Hart          8.3.

1
Man, bewail thy situation;
Hell-born sin, once crept in,
Mars God’s fair creation.

2
Vaunt thy native strength no longer;
Vain’s the boast; all is lost;
Sin and death are stronger.

3
Enemies to God and goodness,
Great and small, since the fall,
Sink in lust and lewdness.

4
If to this thou art a stranger,
While thou liest out of Christ,
Greater is thy danger.

5
[Trust not to thy smooth behaviour;
All’s deceit; and the cheat
Keeps thee from the Saviour.]

6
Oft we’re best when dangers fright us,
Jesus came to reclaim
Sinners, not the righteous.

7
Sick men feel their bad condition;
But the soul that is whole
Slights the good Physician.