Oh, why was He there as the Bearer of sin,
If on Jesus thy guilt was not laid ?
Oh, why from His side flowed the sin-cleansing blood,
If His dying thy debt has not paid ?
Then doubt not thy welcome, since God has declared
There remaineth no more to be done ;
That once in the end of the world He appeared,
And completed the work He begun.
It is not thy tears of repentance or prayers,
But the Blood, that atones for the soul;
Ort^Him then, who shed it, thou mayest at once
A hy weight of iniquities roll.
Then take with rejoicing from Jesus at once
The life everlasting He gives;
And know with assurance thou never canst die,
Since Jesus, thy righteousness, lives.