God's holy law transgressedAuthor: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 78 hymnals
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1 God's holy law, transgressed,
Speaks nothing but despair;
Burdened with guilt, with grief oppressed,
We find no comfort there.
2 Not all our groans and tears,
Nor works which we have done,
Nor vows, nor promises, nor prayers,
Can e'er for sin atone.
3 Relief alone is found
In Jesus' precious blood:
'Tis this that heals the mortal wound,
And reconciles to God.
4 High lifted on the cross,
The spotless victim dies:
This is salvation's only source,
Hence all our hopes arise.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #814
God's holy law transgressed. B. Beddome. [Hope in the Gospel.] Appeared in R. Hall's edition of Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 362, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, “Hope alone from the Gospel." Its use in Great Britain is limited, but in America it is extensive; but in most cases either abbreviated or altered. Original text in the Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1878, No. 314, with "Convinced of guilt," &c, for "Burdened with guilt," &c, in stanza i. line 3.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #11091||God's Holy Law Transgressed||God’s holy law transgressed||ABER||Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795||SM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Adapted to Public Worship or Family Devotion</cite>, by Robert Hall, 1817|