6718. Thus Saith the Lord, "Your Work Is Vain"

1. Thus saith the Lord, Your work is vain,
Give your burnt offerings o’er;
In dying goats, and bullocks slain,
My soul delights no more.

2. Then spake the Savior, “Lo, I’m here,
My God, to do Thy will;
Whate’er Thy sacred books declare,
Thy Servant shall fulfill.

3. Thy law is ever in My sight,
I keep it near My heart;
Mine ears are opened with delight,
To what Thy lips impart.

4. And see, the blessed Redeemer comes,
Th’eternal Son appears,
And at th’appointed time assumes
The body God prepares.

5. Much He revealed His Father’s grace,
And much His truth He showed,
And preached the way of righteousness
Where great assemblies stood.

6. His Father’s honor touched His heart,
He pitied sinners’ cries,
And, to fulfill a Savior’s part,
Was made a sacrifice.

7. No blood of beasts on altars shed
Could wash the conscience clean;
But the rich sacrifice He paid
Atones for all our sin.

8. Then was the great salvation spread,
And Satan’s kingdom shook;
Thus by the woman’s promised seed
The serpent’s head was broke.

Text Information
First Line: Thus saith the Lord, "Your work is vain"
Title: Thus Saith the Lord, "Your Work Is Vain"
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
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Harmonizer: Robert G. McCutchan (1935)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 17222 13332 34653
Key: F Major
Source: Amer­i­can camp meet­ing mel­o­dy
Copyright: Public Domain

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