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'Tis Not the Law of Ten Commands

'Tis not the law of ten commands

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

'Tis not the law of ten commands
On holy Sinai giv'n,
Or sent to men by Moses' hands,
Can bring us safe to heav'n.

'Tis not the blood which Aaron spilt,
Nor smoke of sweetest smell,
Can buy a pardon for our guilt,
Or save our souls from hell.

Aaron the priest resigns his breath
At God's immediate will;
And in the desert yields to death,
Upon th' appointed hill.

And thus on Jordan's yonder side
The tribes of Isr'el stand,
While Moses bowed his head and died
Short of the promised land.

Isr'el, rejoice, now Joshua* leads,
He'll bring your tribes to rest;
So far the Savior's name exceeds
The ruler and the priest.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.124

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: 'Tis not the law of ten commands
Title: 'Tis Not the Law of Ten Commands
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #116

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books #II.CXXIV

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.124

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d203

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S163

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S165

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #56

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XCIII

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #S163

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The Baptist Hymn Book #111

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The Columbian Repository #628

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The Gospel Hymn Book #33

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #472

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The Psalms of David #II.CXXIV

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #B124

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