56*. Vain Is the Thought of Man

S.M.
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Vain is the thought of man
 
To merit heaven by prayer;
 
'Tis only Jesus' precious blood
 
Can give admission there.
1 Peter 1:19
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Could ceaseless prayers ascend,
 
Could tears forever flow;
 
The soul were still unblest, unsaved,
 
And peace could never know.
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But faith's one look at Christ
 
Expiring on the tree—
 
One heart-believing glance at Him,
 
Can set the sinner free.
Numbers 21:6-9
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None can, without the blood
 
Of Jesus, be forgiven;
 
'Tis resting on the blood alone
 
That fits the soul for heaven.
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:19)
“And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” (Numbers 21:6-9)