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91. Sin has a thousand treacherous arts

1 Sin has a thousand treacherous arts
To practise on the mind;
With flatt'ring looks she tempts our hearts,
But leaves a sting behind.

2 With names of virtue she deceives
The aged and the young;
And while the heedless wretch believes,
She makes his fetters strong.

3 She pleads for all the joys she brings,
And gives a fair pretence;
But cheats the soul of heavenly things,
And chains it down to sense.

4 So on a tree divinely fair
Grew the forbidden food;
Our mother took the poison there,
And tainted all her blood.

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First Line: Sin has a thousand treacherous arts
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1870
Topic: Deceitfulness of Sin; Depravity; Heart: depraved (6 more...)
Notes: Author from index: Watts
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