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.
|First Line:||The Law of God is good and wise|
|Title:||The Law Of God Is Good And Wise|
|Author:||M. Loy (1863)|
|Topic:||The Means of Grace: The Word|
|Composer:||J. Klug (1543)|
|Source:||German chorale: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort|