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HYMN 159

C. M.

An unconverted state; or, Converting grace.

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[Great King of glory and of grace,

We own, with humble shame,

How vile is our degen'rate race,

And our first father's name.]

From Adam flows our tainted blood,

The poison reigns within;

Makes us averse to all that's good,

And willing slaves to sin.

[Daily we break thy holy laws,

And then reject thy grace;

Engaged in the old serpent's cause,

Against our Maker's face.l

We live estranged afar from God,

And love the distance well;

With haste we run the dangerous road

That leads to death and hell.

And can such rebels be restored?

Such natures made divine?

Let sinners see thy glory, Lord,

And feel this power of thine.

We raise our Fathers name on high

Who his own Spirit sends

To bring rebellious strangers nigh,

And turn his foes to friends.

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