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Hymn #823: Sin Has A Thousand Treach'Rous Arts

Hymn #822 Hymn #824


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823 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

Sin has a thousand treach'rous arts

To practise on the mind;

With flatt'ring looks she tempts our hearts,

But leaves a sting behind.

With names of virtue she deceives

The agèd and the young,

And while the heedless wretch believes,

She makes his fetters strong.

She pleads for all the joys she brings,

And gives a fair pretence;

But cheats the soul of heav'nly things,

And chains it down to sense.

So on a tree divinely fair

Grew the forbidden food;

Our mother took the poison there,

And tainted all our blood.

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