As rebels we are guilty all,
And ignorance is no excuse,
But God has let His mercy fall,
To cover, clean, all our refuse.
As rebels we are all unclean,
Like lepers, outcast to despair,
Through blood our sanctity is seen,
Adopted as our judge’s heir.
So let us study well His Word,
To see His Law, and know our guilt,
To sin avoid, with good concur,
But you must know how good is built.
So listen to the Spirit’s voice,
And at His promptings quick repent.
Your brother’s, too, will show your vice,
The Word of God your measurement.
Confess your sin before the Lord,
Excusing, hiding, will bring grief.
And seek forgiveness – grace restored,
For Jesus Christ is now High Priest.
And know your sin has been removed,
For Christ for us was called unclean.
Outside the camp He died for love,
His blood He sprinkled, “You are clean.”
When guilt then shows its ugly head,
Declaring all the filth you’ve done,
Refuse to tremble, death is dead!
You are forgiven by God’s Son.