Down headlong from their native skies
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1 Down headlong from their native skies
The rebel angels fell,
And thunderbolts of flaming wrath
Pursu'd them deep to hell.
2 Down from the top of earthly bliss
Rebellious man was hurl'd;
And Jesus stoop'd beneath the grave
To reach a sinking world.
3 O love of infinite degree!
Must heav'n's eternal darling die
To save a trait'rous race?
4 Must angels sink forever down,
And burn in quenchless fire,
While God foresakes his shining throne,
To raise us wretches higher?
5 O for this love let earth and skies
With hallelujahs ring,
And the full choir of human tongues
All hallelujah sing.
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