Deep in the dust before the throne
Our guilt and our disgrace we own;
We know from whence our natures came
And reckon why we bear the shame;
The first Adam, at his fall,
Death like a conqueror seized us all
Held captive by chains of the grave
Bound to the stuff our hard hearts crave
But when our spirits, filled with awe,
Behold the terrors of God’s law,
We’ll sing the glories of the Grace
You sent to save our ruined race.
For our sake the righteous Son
God made to be sin ,who knew no sin,
So that in him we might become
the righteousness of God in Him!
We sing the everlasting Son,
Who joined our nature to his own:
The second Adam, from the dust
Raises the ruins of the first.
With the rebellion of one man
Through all his seed the disease ran;
So by One man's obedient deeds
Made righteous now are all his seed.
Where sin did reign, and death abound,
There have the sons of Adam found
Abounding life; there glorious grace
Reigns through the Lord our righteousness.
And now, subdued by sovereign grace,
Our spirit longs for his embrace;
Our beauty this our glorious dress,
Jesus the Lord our righteousness.
After Isaac Watts and CH Spurgeon
2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:12
July 9, 2018