The law of God is good and wiseAuthor: Matthias Loy (1863)
Tune: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Published in 17 hymnals
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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.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #579
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #287||The Law of God Is Good and Wise||The law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Matthias Loy, 1828-1915||LM||1993||Word of God ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #492||The Law of God Is Good and Wise||The Law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||M. Loy, 1828-1915||L M||1996||Law and Gospel | ; Trinity 18 ||
|Lutheran Service Book #579||The Law of God Is Good and Wise||The Law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Matthias Loy, 1828-1915, alt.||L M||Psalm 19:7-8; Galatians 3:10-11; Galatians 2:15-16; Romans 5:6-11||2006||The Word of God | ; Christian Home and Education ||
|Lutheran Worship #329||The Law of God is Good and Wise||The Law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Matthias Loy, 1828-1915||LM||1982||The Word of God ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #3577||The Law of God Is Good and Wise||The law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Matthias Loy||LM|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #150||The Law of God is Good and Wise||The law of God is good and wise||ERHALT UNS, HERR||Matthias Loy||L.M.||Psalm 19:8||1990||Good Works | ; God's Word | The Law of God; Christ | Refuge; Faith | Justification by; Salvation by Grace | ; Sin | Conviction of|