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Poem by John Newton
On One Stone Shall Be Seven Eyes
Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed, Who his blood for sinners spilt; Is the Stone by God appointed, And the church is on him built: He delivers all who trust him from their guilt. Many eyes at once are fixed On a person so divine; Love, with aweful justice mixed, In his great redemption shine: Mighty Jesus! give me leave to call thee mine. By the Father's eye approved, Lo, a voice is heard from heav'n, Sinners, this is my Beloved, For your ransom freely given: All offences, for his sake, shall be forgiven. Angels with their eyes pursued him, When he left his glorious throne; With astonishment they viewed him Put the form of servant on: Angels worshipped him who was on earth unknown. Satan and his host amazed, Saw this stone in Zion laid; Jesus, though to death abased, Bruised the subtle serpent's head: When to save us, on the cross his blood he shed. When a guilty sinner sees him, While he looks his soul is healed; Soon this sight from anguish frees him, And imparts a pardon sealed: May this Saviour be to all our hearts revealed! With desire and admiration, All his blood-bought flock behold; Him who wrought out their salvation, And enclosed them in his fold: Yet their warmest love, and praises, are too cold. By the eye of carnal reason Many view him with disdain; How will they abide the season When he'll come with all his train: To escape him then they'll wish, but wish in vain. How their hearts will melt and tremble When they hear his aweful voice; But his saints he'll then assemble, As his portion and his choice; And receive them to his everlasting joys.
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