Down headlong from their native skies

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'Down headlong from their native skies' is a hymn by Isaac Watts, published as Hymn 96 in Book 2 of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

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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!
Unmeasurable grace!
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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