Lord, What Was Man, When Made at First
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
|Lord, what was man, when made at first,|
Adam the offspring of the dust,
That thou shouldst set him and his race
But just below an angel's place?
2. That thou shouldst raise his nature so,
|3. But, O! what brighter glories wait|
To crown the Second Adam's state!
What honors shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born!
4. See him below his angels made;
|5. The world to come, redeemed from all|
The miseries that attend the fall,
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Savior's feet.