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Access to God in Christ. Eph. 2. 18; 3. 12; Heb 10. 19

J. Newton                                                    C.M.

1
Great God! from thee there’s nought concealed,
Thou seest my inward frame;
To thee I always stand revealed
Exactly as I am!

2
Since I can hardly, therefore, bear
What in myself I see;
How vile and black must I appear,
Most holy God, to thee!

3
But since my Saviour stands between,
In garments dyed in blood,
’Tis he, instead of me, is seen,
When I approach to God.

4
Thus, though a sinner, I am safe;
He pleads, before the throne,
His life and death in my behalf,
And calls my sins his own.

5
What wondrous love, what mysteries,
In this appointment shine!
My breaches of the law are his,
And his obedience mine.