150. 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 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 through faith alone.

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)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Topic: Good Works; God's Word: The Law of God; Christ: Refuge (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1543

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