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1 All faithful teachers well do know,
Their cases shew them plain;
In all what ever they can do,
They are but feeble men.
2 It is the work of God alone,
By which they are prepar'd;
To such he makes his counsels known,
Contained in his word.
3 By them the word of truth is taught:
And all who will believe,
From death unto that life is brought,
Which Christ himself will give.
4 God's law is written in the mind,
Not on the stone engrav'd;
It makes the will to God resign'd,
No more to sin enslav'd.
5 The letter of the law can kill,
And sink the rebel low;
But cannot change the stubborn will,
Nor yet the mind renew.
6 The law like unto Moses' face,
Does cast a fearful ray;
But O! the glorious word of grace,
Can drive our fears away.
7 O may such glory be reveal'd,
And with influence shine;
Till all our hearts be truly fill's
With love and grace divine.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXI