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 seek deliv'rance ere 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 When men the offered help disdain
And wilfully 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.
|First Line:||The law of God is good and wise|
|Title:||The Law of God is Good and Wise|
|Author:||Matthias Loy (1863)|
|Topic:||Good Works; God's Word: The Law of God; Christ: Refuge(3 more...)|
|Name:||ERHALT UNS, HERR|
|Source:||Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1543|