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The Author’s Confession. Gen. 27. 20

J. Hart        148th

1
And now the work is done,
 Without much pains or cost;
 The author’s merit’s none,
 And therefore none his boast;
 He only claims whate’er’s amiss;
 Alas! how large a share is his!

2
Some time it took to beat
 And hunt for tinkling sound;
 But the rich savoury meat
 Was very quickly found;
 For every truly Christian thought
 Was by the God of Isaac brought.

3
May he that sings or reads
 That precious blessing know
 That comes by Jacob’s kids,
 And not from Esau’s bow.
 O bring no price! God’s grace is free
 To Paul, to Magdalene, to me!

4
Glory to God alone
 (Let man forbear to boast),
 To Father, and to Son,
 And to the Holy Ghost:
 Eternal life’s the gift of God;
 The Lamb procured it by his blood.