He was not only, amid defilement, clean
But His approach made all defilement flee.
The spotless Lamb His cleanness made Him meet
To undertake unutterable grief
Being made sin ensuring our release
And giving God fresh reason to be pleased.
Now God delights in songs of His redeemed,
Themselves now washed, who in Him are relieved;
They love to follow wherever He may lead
Out of this earth into His own demesne,
Pure grace above, pure mercy underneath.