When Christ's act balanced the scales of justice

When Christ's act balanced the scales of justice,
our just Lord freed a world whose basis is
corruption and viciousness, this to help
us climb up, naked and unencumbered,

to Paradise. It was pity moved Him,
to weigh his Son, a new second Adam,
against the oppressive weight of this earth's
evil--hH brought merit where there'd been but

defect. His lowly death, His abasement
can give us immortal life--with thousands
of flaming torches His angels open,

light the way to Paradise. His act gave
us wings to sweep away each cloud, to fly
gaily past these tangled webs up to Him.

An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
From V VIII:394. See also B S1:4:179; MS CASI. A twenty-fourth in a series meditating Christ. Key

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