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A full atonement now is made,
The sumless debt of sin is paid,
Now God from Heaven to earth comes down,
Expect him, O ye sons of light,
To come again with clouds in might;
The Lord is risen; ye deaf men, hear;
WITNESSES OF THE RESURRECTION.
"Him God raised up, and showed him openly, not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God."
Ask we the cause so few,
The Lord of life who knew,
Beheld him, when from death he rose to view
The holy women, then
A group of faithful men,
And last in Galilee a humble train :
Know, this was God's own way,
He proved if men would listen and obey:
Not in his risen might,
Not with a sudden blaze of heaven-sent light
In silent power arose
From his three days' repose
The Lord, the Saviour, startling friends and foes; He stood in flesh and bone,
Seen but by few, alone,
Himself the witness that the work was done!
He, who did thus appear
Of old in vision clear
To those who did in humble faith draw near,
His Spirit to his own,
Till he shall come himself, their joy and crown.