When God confirmed his law to men

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1 When God confirmed his law to men
Through Israel's waiting flock,
He spake aloud his precepts ten,
And graved them in the rock.

2 Within the tent's most holy place
That sacred law was brought,
Nor can the hand of man efface
What great Jehovah wrought.

3 But God well knew perdition's son
Would ne'er his precepts love;
He gave a duplicate alone,
And kept his own above.

4 There in the tabernacle true,
Pitched not by hands of men,
That sacred law is kept in view,
The holy precepts ten.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #207

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

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First Line: When God confirmed his law to men
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



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