John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 1
|On man, in his own image made,|
How much did GOD bestow?
The whole creation homage paid,
And owned him LORD, below!
2. He dwelt in Eden's garden, stored
3. But O! by sin how quickly changed!
4. Now from his Maker's voice he flees,
|5. Compelled to answer to his name,|
With stubbornness and pride
He cast, on God himself, the blame,
Nor once for mercy cried.
6. But grace, unasked, his heart subdued
7. Thus we ourselves would justify,
8. But when by faith the sinner sees