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No works of law have we to boast

No works of law have we to boast

Author: W. P. Mackay
Tune: [No works of law have we to boast]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 No works of law have we to boast—
By nature ruined, guilty, lost;
Condemned already, but Thy hand
Provided what Thou didst demand:

We take the guilty sinner’s name,
The guilty sinner’s Savior claim;
We take the guilty sinner’s name,
The guilty sinner’s Savior claim.

2 No faith we bring. ’Tis Christ alone—
’Tis what He is, what He has done;
He is for us as given by God,
It was for us He shed His blood: [Refrain]

3 We do not feel our sins are gone,
But know it from Thy Word alone;
We know that Thou our sins didst lay
On Him who has put sin away: [Refrain]

4 Because we know our sins forgiven,
We happy feel: our home is Heaven.
O help us now as sons, our God,
To tread the path that Jesus trod: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10435

Author: W. P. Mackay

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: No works of law have we to boast
Author: W. P. Mackay
Refrain First Line: We take the guilty sinner's name


The Cyber Hymnal #10435
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