150. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: The law of God is good and wise
Title: The Law of God is Good and Wise
Author: Matthias Loy (1863)
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 19:8
Topic: Good Works; God's Word: The Law of God; Christ: Refuge (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1543



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