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C. M.

Distinguishing love; or, Angels punished and man saved.


Down headlong from their native skies

The rebel angels fell,

And thunderbolts of flaming wrath

Pursued them deep to hell.

Down from the top of earthly bliss

Rebellious man was hurled,

And Jesus stooped beneath the grave

To reach a sinking world.

O love of infinite degree!

Unmeasurable grace!

Must heav'n's eternal darling die,

To save a trait'rous race?

Must angels sink for ever down,

And burn in quenchless fire,

While God forsakes his shining throne

To raise us wretches higher?

O for this love let earth and skies

With hallelujahs ring,

And the full choir of human tongues

All hallelujahs sing.

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