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SONG III.

Praise to GOD for our Redemption.

I.
1 BLEST be the Wisdom and the Pow'r,
2 The Justice and the Grace,
3 That join'd in Counsel to restore,
4 And save our ruin'd Race.
II.
5 Our Father ate forbidden Fruit,
6 And from his Glory fell;
7 And we his Children thus were brought
8 To Death, and near to Hell.
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III.
9 Blest be the LORD that sent his Son
10 To take our Flesh and Blood;
11 He for our Lives gave up his own,
12 To make our Peace with GOD.
IV.
13 He honour'd all his Father's Laws,
14 Which we have disobey'd;
15 He bore our Sins upon the Cross,
16 And our full Ransom paid.
V.
17 Behold him rising from the Grave;
18 Behold him rais'd on high:
19 He pleads his Merit, there to save
20 Transgressors doom'd to die.
VI.
21 There on a glorious Throne he reigns,
22 And by his Pow'r divine
23 Redeems us from the slavish Chains
24 Of Satan and of Sin.
VII.
25 Thence shall the LORD to Judgment come,
26 And with a sov'reign Voice
27 Shall call, and break up ev'ry Tomb,
28 While waking Saints rejoice.
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VIII.
29 O may I then with Joy appear
30 Before the Judge's Face,
31 And with the bless'd Assembly there
32 Sing his Redeeming Grace.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG III. Praise to GOD for our Redemption.
Author: Isaac Watts
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Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children. By I. Watts, D.D. London: Printed for J. Buckland; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. Longman; W. Fenner; T. Field; and E. and C. Dilly, 1777, pp. 4-6. xii,58,[2]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T185045; OTA K123515.000)

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