Not by the laws of innocence

Not by the laws of innocence

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Not by the laws of innocence
Can Adam's sons arrive at heaven;
New works can give us no pretense
To have our ancient sins forgiven.

2 Not the best deeds that we have done,
Can make a wounded conscience whole;
Faith is the grace, and faith alone,
That flies to Christ, and saves the soul.

3 Lord, I believe thy heavenly word,
Fain would I have my soul renewed;
I mourn for sin, and trust the Lord
To have it pardoned and subdued.

4 O may thy grace its power display,
Let guilt and death no longer reign;
Save me in thine appointed way,
Nor let my humble faith be vain.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not by the laws of innocence
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d533

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #270

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d163

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #202

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d183

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Hymns for Christian Melody #166

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #116

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Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #181

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #318

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #318

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #318

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #318

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #97

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #I.35.1

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Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCXXV

Spiritual Melodies #d210

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d248

Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d287

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #219

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #61

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXI

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXI

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #284

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #943

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