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Depravity Meets Regeneration


How helpless, guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of its load,
The heart unchanged can never rise
To happiness with God.

The will perverse, the passions blind
In paths of ruin astray,
Reason debased can never find
The safe, the narrow way.

Can ought beneath the power divine
My stubborn will subdue?
’Tis Thine, Almighty Savior, Thine,
To form my heart anew.

Oh, change these wretched hearts of ours
And give them life divine,
Then shall our passions and our powers,
Almighty Lord, be Thine.

—Anne Steele*, in John MacArthur, Kingdom Living: Here and Now (Moody, 1980), 18–19.

* Erroneously attributed to Isaac Watts in Kingdom Living: Here and Now.

Posted 2016·04·14 by David Kjos
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