1 Stand by the law once proclaimed from Sinai;
Some its teachings and its force deny:
What says the Saviour? now hearken and obey
"Not one jot or tittle shall pass away."
Stand by the law, stand by the law:
Jesus the law did magnify;
Stand by the law if you hope to enter heaven;
The law proves us sinners; through Christ we're forgiven.
2 Ten are its precepts, consider them again,
Love to God, and love to fellow-men;
Four point to God and the duty that we owe,
And six, our relation to mortals show. [Chorus]
3 Sin by the law we are sinners proved to be,
Christ has died that we may all be free:
Free from the death which the broken law demands,
But not from obedience to its commands. [Chorus]
4 Now if the law was unknown till Sinai,
All were righteous who before did die!
And, if its precepts by Christ were done away,
There lives not a sinner on earth to-day! [Chorus]
5 All yearly sabbaths, and offerings the same,
Lost their meaning when the Saviour came;
But kill the law, and the devil goes to heaven!
No need of a Saviour, or sins forgiven! [Chorus]
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1302