II.CXX. The Lord declares his Will

1 The Lord declares his Will,
And keeps the World in Awe;
Amidst the Smoke on Sinai's Hill
Breaks out his fiery Law.

2 The Lord reveals his Face,
And smiling from above,
Sends down the Gospel of his Grace,
Th' Epistles of his Love.

3 These sacred Words impart
Our Maker's just Commands;
The Pity of his melting Heart,
And Vengeance of his Hands.

[4 Hence we awake our Fear,
We draw our Comfort hence;
The Arms of Grace are treasur'd here,
And Armoyr of Defence.

5 We learn Christ crucify'd,
And here behold his Blood;
All Arts and Knowledges beside
Will do us little Good.]

6 We read the heav'nly Word,
We take the offer'd Grace,
Obey the Statutes of the Lord,
And trust his Promises.

7 In vain shall Satan rage
Against a Book divine,
Where Wrath and Lightning guard the Page,
Where Beams of mercy shine.

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First Line: The Lord declares his Will
Language: English
Publication Date: 1769
Topic: Law and Gospel
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