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C. M.

The incarnation and sacrifice of Christ.



Thus saith the Lord, "Your work is vain

Give your burnt-offerings o'er;

In dying goats, and bullocks slain,

My soul delights no more."

Then spake the Savior, "Lo, I'm here,

My God, to do thy will;

Whate'er thy sacred books declare,

Thy servant shall fulfil.

"Thy law is ever in my sight,

I keep it near my heart;

Mine ears are opened with delight

To what thy lips impart."

And see, the blest Redeemer comes,

Th' eternal Son appears,

And at th' appointed time assumes

The body God prepares.

Much he revealed his Father's grace,

And much his truth he showed,

And preached the way of righteousness

Where great assemblies stood.

His Father's honor touched his heart,

He pitied sinners' cries,

And, to fulfil a Savior's part,

Was made a sacrifice.

No blood of beasts on altars shed

Could wash the conscience clean;

But the rich sacrifice he paid

Atones for all our sin.

Then was the great salvation spread,

And Satan's kingdom shook;

Thus by the woman's promised seed

The serpent's head was broke.

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