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295. 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 wilfully in sin 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 sin to die
And has no power 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 through faith alone.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The Law of God is good and wise
Title: The Law of God Is Good and Wise
Author: Matthias Loy (1863)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1543



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