The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 22.
The Avenging God.
If you know the composer or where to get a good picture him or of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Shall mortals dare contend
With an almighty God?
Who can resist His powerful arm,
Or bear His vengeful rod?
He executes His will
In Heav’n, and earth and hell;
And while the angels prostrate fall,
Shall sinful man rebel?
He’ll mock the vain design,
His wrath shall pierce them through;
The wages due to every sin
Is everlasting woe.