432: AND did the Holy and the Justby Anne Steele (1716-1778)
1 AND did the Holy and the Just,
The Sovereign of the skies,
Stoop down to man's estate and dust
That guilty worms might rise?
2 Yes, the Redeemer left the throne,
The radiant throne on high ---
Surprising mercy, love unknown ---
To suffer, bleed, and die.
3 He took the guilty culprit's place
And suffered in his stead;
For man --- oh, miracle of grace ---
For man the Saviour bled.
4 Blest Lord, what heavenly wonders dwell
In Thine atoning blood!
By this are sinners saved from hell,
And rebels brought to God.
5 Jesus, my soul adoring bends
To love so full, so free;
Thy word declares that love extends
In saving power to me.
6 What glad returns can I impart,
For favour so divine?
Oh, take me, all, and fill my heart,
And make me wholly Thine.
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