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HYMN XXXII.

8.6.8.6

James Montgomery

All have sinned; all may be saved.

A child of man, a child of God,

How wide their states must be!

Beneath His sceptre or His rod,

His wrath or clemency.

32

Children of Adam, Adam's fall

From primal innocence,

Brought guilt and judgment on us all,

Entail'd through one offence.

Train'd in His image from our birth,

We sinn'd, ourselves, and fell,

Like him, from heirs of heaven on earth,

To heirs of death and hell.

Transgressors while we thus remain,

In our own blood we lie;

We must be born, be born again,

Or die, for ever die.

A child of man, a child of God,

How can such union be?

A worm created from a clod,

Allied to Deity!

Lo! love divine, for man undone,

Devised the wondrous plan,

The Son of God, God's only Son,

Became the Son of man.

Our path of life and death He trod,

That we like Him might be,

Though sons of men, the sons of God,

Through His humanity.

All glory to the Father's love,

Who spared not His Son,

Aud sent His Spirit from above,

To seal what Christ had done.

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