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MERCY AND TRUTH UNITED




When first the God of boundless grace
Disclosed his kind design,
To rescue his apostate race
From mis'ry, shame, and sin.


Quick through the realms of light and bliss,
The joyful tidings ran;
Each heart exulted at the news,
That God would dwell with man.


Yet 'midst their joys they paused awhile,
And asked with strange surprise,
But how can injured justice smile,
Or look with pitying eyes.


“Will the Almighty deign again
To visit yonder world;
And hither bring rebellious men,
Whence rebels once were hurled”


“Their tears, and groans, and deep distress,
Aloud for mercy call;
But ah! must truth and righteousness
To mercy victims fall?”


So spake the friends of God and man,
Delighted, yet surprised;
Eager to know the wond'rous plan
That wisdom bad devised.


The Son of God attentive heard,
And quickly thus replied:
“In me let mercy be revered,"
And justice satisfied.


“Behold! my vital blood I pour,
A sacrifice to God;
Let angry justice now no more
Demand the sinner's blood.”


He spake, and heaven's high arches rung,
With shouts of loud applause;
“He died” the friendly angels sung,
Nor cease their rapt'rous joys.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
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      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 85:10;
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      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 19
      MUSIC
      Name: DUBLIN (HOWARD)
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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