579. The Law of God Is Good and Wise

1 The Law of God is good and wise
And sets His will before our eyes,
Shows us the way of righteousness,
And dooms to death when we transgress.

2 Its light of holiness imparts
The knowledge of our sinful hearts
That we may see our lost estate
And turn from sin before too late.

3 To those who help in Christ have found
And would in works of love abound
It shows what deeds are His delight
And should be done as good and right.

4 But those who scornfully disdain
God's Law shall then in sin remain;
Its terror in their ear resounds
And keeps their wickedness in bounds.

5 The Law is good; but since the fall
Its holiness condemns us all;
It dooms us for our sin to die
And has no pow'r to justify.

6 To Jesus we for refuge flee,
Who from the curse has set us free,
And humbly worship at His throne,
Saved by His grace through faith alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Law of God is good and wise
Title: The Law of God Is Good and Wise
Author: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915, alt.
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Psalm 19:7-8; Galatians 3:10-11; Galatians 2:15-16; Romans 5:6-11
Topic: The Word of God; Christian Home and Education
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Meter: L M
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Württembergisches Neues Choralbuch, 1956 (Setting)
Copyright: Setting © 1956 Bärenreiter



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