Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #54: Backward With Humble Shame We Look

Hymn #53 Hymn #55

Creation and the Fall and Depravity of Man

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54 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

Backward with humble shame we look

On our original;

How is our nature dashed and broke

In our first father's fall!

To all that's good averse and blind,

But prone to all that's ill;

What dreadful darkness veils our mind!

How obstinate our will!

Wild and unwholesome as the root

Will all the branches be;

How can we hope for living fruit

From such a deadly tree?

What mortal pow'r from things unclean

Can pure productions bring?

Who can command a vital stream

From an infected spring?

Yet, mighty God! Thy wondrous love

Can make Thy people clean,

While Christ and grace prevail above

The tempter, death, and sin.

Hymn #53 Hymn #55