286. The Law Commands and Makes Us Know

1 The law commands and makes us know
What duties to our God we owe,
But 'tis the gospel must reveal
Where lies our strength to do his will.

2 The law uncovers guilt and sin
And shows how vile our hearts have been;
The gospel only can express
Forgiving love and cleansing grace.

3 What curses does the law pronounce
Against the one who fails but once!
But in the gospel Christ appears,
Pard'ning the guilt of num'rous years.

4 My soul, no more attempt to draw
Your life and comfort from the law.
Flee to the hope the gospel gives;
The one who trusts the promise lives.

Text Information
First Line: The law commands and makes us know
Title: The Law Commands and Makes Us Know
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Word of God
Tune Information
Name: OLD HUNDREDTH
Meter: LM
Key: G Major



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