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The Psalms And Hymns Of Isaac Watts by Isaac Watts

HYMN 24 The evil of sin visible in the fall of angels and men.

L. M.

The evil of sin visible in the fall of angels and men.

When the great Builder arched the skies,

And formed all nature with a word,

The joyful cherubs tuned his praise,

And every bending throne adored.

High in the midst of all the throng,

Satan, a tall archangel, sat;

Amongst the morning stars he sung,

Till sin destroyed his heav'nly state.

['Twas sin that hurled him from his throne;

Grov'lling in fire the rebel lies:

|How art thou sunk in darkness down,

Son of the morning, from the skies!|]

And thus our two first parents stood,

Till sin defiled the happy place;

They lost their garden and their God,

And ruined all their unborn race.

[So sprung the plague from Adam's bower,

And spread destruction all abroad;

Sin, the cursed name, that in one hour

Spoiled six days' labor of a God!]

Tremble, my soul, and mourn for grief,

That such a foe should seize thy breast;

Fly to thy Lord for quick relief;

Oh may he slay this treach'rous guest!

Then to thy throne, victorious King,

Then to thy throne our shouts shall rise!

Thine everlasting arm we sing;

For sin, the monster, bleeds and dies.

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