The Advent by B.B. Warfield (1910)

The Lord has come into His world!
	"Nay, nay, that cannot be:
The world is full of noisomenessb-b-warfield-portrait-6
	And all iniquity;

The Lord—thrice holy is His name—
He cannot touch this thing of shame."
The Lord has come into His world!
	"Ah, then, He comes in might,
The sword of fury in His hands,
	With vengeance all bedight!
O wretched world ! thine end draws near,
Prepare to meet thy God, in fear!"

The Lord has come into His world!
	"What! in that baby sweet?
That broken man, acquaint with grief?
	Those bleeding hands and feet?
He is the Lord of all the earth,
How can He stoop to human birth?"

The Lord has come into His world!
	"A slaughtered Lamb I see,
A smoking altar, on which burns
	A sacrifice for me!
He comes—He comes—O blessed day!—
He comes to take my sin away!"
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