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The way of life remained concealed

The way of life remained concealed

Author: Paul Henkel
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The way of life remain'd conceal'd
To all the human race,
Until the Saviour was reveal'd
Who purchas'd pard'ning grace.

2 The moral law was never giv'n
To be the saving means;
To fit us for the courts of heav'n,
Or cleans us from our sins.

3 The law can never work that love
That forms the mind anew.
But judge, condemn and still reprove
In all we think or do.

4 But when that true and living faith
Is to the heart applied;
then as the great Apostle saith:
We shall be justified.

5 All male and female, Jew and Greek,
And ev'ry bond and free!
And all who for salvation seek,
The heirs of grace shall be.

6 Thus made the heirs of grace indeed
In spirit circumcis'd:
With Abram and his faithful seed,
For which we were baptis'd.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XXVIII

Author: Paul Henkel

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First Line: The way of life remained concealed
Author: Paul Henkel
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d502

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #58

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Church Hymn Book #XXVIII

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