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Christ’s Passion and Sinners’ Salvation. 1 Pet. 1. 11

I. Watts                                                   L.M.

1
Deep in our hearts let us record
The deeper sorrows of our Lord,
Behold the rising billows roll,
To overwhelm his holy soul.

2
In loud complaints he spends his breath,
While hosts of hell and powers of death,
And all the sons of malice join
To execute their cursed design.

3
Yet, gracious God! thy power and love
Have made the curse a blessing prove!
Those dreadful sufferings of thy Son
Atoned for sins which we had done.

4
The pangs of our expiring Lord,
The honours of thy law restored;
His sorrows made thy justice known,
And paid for follies not his own.

5
O for his sake our guilt forgive,
And let the mourning sinner live.
The Lord will hear us in his name,
Nor shall our hope be turned to shame.


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