'Tis Not the Law of Ten Commands

'Tis not the law of ten commands

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 18 hymnals

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'Tis not the law of ten commands
On holy Sinai giv'n,
Or sent to men by Moses' hands,
Can bring us safe to heav'n.

'Tis not the blood which Aaron spilt,
Nor smoke of sweetest smell,
Can buy a pardon for our guilt,
Or save our souls from hell.

Aaron the priest resigns his breath
At God's immediate will;
And in the desert yields to death,
Upon th' appointed hill.

And thus on Jordan's yonder side
The tribes of Isr'el stand,
While Moses bowed his head and died
Short of the promised land.

Isr'el, rejoice, now Joshua* leads,
He'll bring your tribes to rest;
So far the Savior's name exceeds
The ruler and the priest.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.124

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis not the law of ten commands
Title: 'Tis Not the Law of Ten Commands
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d790
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #116Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXXXVIIIPage Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WH.II.124Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.CXXIVPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.124Text
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d203
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S163Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S165Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #56Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XCIIIPage Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S163Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #111Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #628Page Scan
The Gospel Hymn Book: being a selection of hymns, composed by different authors designed for the use of the church universal and adapted to public and private devotion #33Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #472Page Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXXIVTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B124Page Scan



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