Sweetened" by James Meikle)
"Christ died for the ungodly." (Romans 5:6)
Behold! the eternal Son of God loves . . .
an ugly, deformed, miserable creature,
a crawling worm,
a condemned criminal,
an insolvent debtor,
a rebel against heaven,
a daring sinner,
a drudge to hell,
a slave to lust,
a captive of Satan,
a prisoner of the pit!
This is love indeed!
How ardently, O Divine Lover!
should my soul go
out after You! I long for that glorious day, when I
shall mourn Your absence no more--when, admitted
into Your presence, I shall delight in all Your love,
and feast on all Your charms, world without end!