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O THOU, whose offering on the tree

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      L.M. Hebrews x. 1.
      1 O THOU, whose offering on the tree
      The legal offerings all foreshowed,
      Borrowed their whole effect from thee,
      And drew their virtue from thy blood:

      2 The blood of goats and bullocks slain
      Could never for one sin atone:
      To purge the guilty offerer's stain,
      Thine was the work, and thine alone.

      3 Vain in themselves their duties were,
      Their services could never please,
      Till joined with thine, and made to share
      The merits of thy righteousness.

      4 Forward they cast a faithful look
      On thy approaching sacrifice;
      And thence their pleasing savour took,
      And rose accepted in the skies.

      5 Those feeble types, and shadows old,
      Are all in thee, the Truth, fulfilled:
      We in thy sacrifice behold
      The substance of those rites revealed.

      6 Thy meritorious sufferings past,
      We see by faith to us brought back;
      And on thy grand oblation cast,
      Its saving benefits partake.

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