1 Vain are the hopes the sons of men
On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt.
2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths,
Without a murm'ring word,
And the whole race of Adam stand
Guilty before the LORD.
3 In vain we ask GOD's righteous law,
To justify us now,
Since to convince and to condemn,
Is all the law can do.
4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
When in thy name we trust,
Our faith receives a righteousness,
That makes the sinner just.
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|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CXVII||Justification by Christ only||Vain are the hopes the sons of men||Dr. Watts||Common Metre||1790||After Sermon ||