They were the real makers—Aaron was but their agent: they are neither of them excused, but the guilt of each is clearly staled. It was sad to see such a man as Aaron so far astray. Lord keep thou each one of us by thy Holy Spirit.
Though our sins, our hearts confounding
Long and loud for vengeance call,
Thou hast mercy more abounding,
Jesus’ blood can cleanse them all.
Let that love veil our transgression,
Let that blood our guilt efface,
Save thy people from oppression,
Save from death thy chosen race.