'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.
|Instances (1 - 18 of 18)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d790||'Tis not the law often commands||Moses, Aaron, and Joshua||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1844|
|A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #116||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1819|
|A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXXXVIII||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|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.124||'Tis not the law of ten commands||1817|
|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.CXXIV||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.124||'Tis not the law of ten commands||Hymn 124||Isaac Watts||C. M.||1806|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d203||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1834|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S163||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1843|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S165||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1865|
|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. #56||'Tis not the law of ten commands||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XCIII||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1792|
|Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S163||'Tis not the law of ten commands||1847|
|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.) #111||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1859|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #628||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|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 #33||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1818|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #472||'Tis not the law of ten commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXXIV||'Tis not the Law of Ten Commands||1766||Aaron, Moses and Joshua | ; Canaan and Heaven ||
|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.) #B124||'Tis not the law often commands||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|