1 The Law commands and makes us know
What duties to our God we owe;
But 'tis the gospel must reveal
Where lies our strength to do His will.
2 The Law discovers guilt and sin
And shows how vile our hearts have been;
The gospel only can express
Forgiving love and cleansing grace.
3 What curses doth the Law denounce
Against the man that fails but once!
But in the gospel Christ appears,
Pard'ning the guilt of num'rous years.
4 My soul, no more attempt to draw
Thy life and comfort from the Law.
Fly to the hope the Gospel gives;
The man that trusts the promise lives.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #286||The Law Commands and Makes Us Know||The law commands and makes us know||OLD HUNDREDTH||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1993||Word of God ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #489||The Law Commands and Makes Us Know||The Law commands and makes us know||OLD HUNDREDTH||I. Watts, 1674-1748||L M||1996||Law and Gospel | ; Trinity 18 ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #3576||The Law Commands and Makes Us Know||The Law commands and makes us know||OLD 100TH||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1709|