The very deep did rot: O Christ!
That ever this should be!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea. (l. 123-126)
This passage is taken from the Letter of Paul to the Galatians, the central part of which is an exposition of the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Written by the Apostle Paul during his third missionary journey, this epistle sets forth, with impassioned eloquence, the true function of the Mosaic law and its relation to God's grace as manifested in Christ.