LI. Vain are the hopes the Sons of Men

1 Vain are the Hopes the Sons of Men
on their own Works have built;
Their Hearts by Nature all unclean,
and all their Actions Guilt.
2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their Mouths
without a murm'ring Word,
And the whole Race of Adam stand
guilty before the Lord.

3 In vain we ask God's righteous Law
to justify us now,
Since to convince and to condemn
is all the Law can do.
4 Jesus, how glorious is thy Grace.
when in thy Name we trust!
Our Faith receives a Righteousness
that makes the Sinner just.

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First Line: Vain are the hopes the Sons of Men
Publication Date: 1765
Language: English
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