33. The Law Of God Is Good And Wise

1 The Law of God is good and wise
And sets His will before our eyes;
Shows us the way of righteousness
And dooms to death when we transgress.

2 Its light of holiness imparts
The knowledge of our sinful hearts,
That we may see our lost estate
And seek deliv'rance ere too late.

3 To those who help in Christ have found
And would in works of love abound,
It shows what deeds are His delight
And should be done as good and right.

4 When men the offered help disdain
And dead in sin and woe remain,
Its terror in their ear resounds
And keeps their wickedness in bounds.

5 The law is good, but since the fall
Its holiness condemns us all:
It dooms us for our sins to die
And has no pow'r to justify.

6 To Jesus we for refuge flee,
Who from the curse has set us free,
And humbly worship at His throne,
Saved by His grace thro' faith alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Law of God is good and wise
Title: The Law Of God Is Good And Wise
Author: M. Loy (1863)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Word
Tune Information
Composer: J. Klug (1543)
Meter: L. M.
Key: e minor
Source: German chorale: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort

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