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Hymn 2. First Part. L.M.
The Law. (cont.)

  2 "And let thy kindness to thyself
"Measure, and rule thy love to him."
  3 The substance this, that Moses spoke,
This did the prophets preach and prove:
For want of this the law is broke;
The law demands a perfect love.
  4 But O how base our passions are!
This holy law we can't fulfil:
Regenerate our souls, O Lord!
Or we shall ne'er perform thy will.

HYMN 2. Second Part. S.M.
The law is spiritual.

  1 THE law of God is just,
   A strict and holy way;
And he, that would escape the curse,
   Must all the law obey.
  2 Not one vain thought must rise,
   Not one unclean desire;
He must be holy, just, and wise,
   Who keeps the law entire.
  3 If in one point he fail,
   In thought or word or deed,
The curses of the law prevail,
   And rest upon his head.
  4 I tremble and confess;
   O God! I am accurs'd;
Guilty, I fall before thy face,
   And own thy sentence just.
  5 But does the curse still rest
   Upon my guilty head?
No Jesus let his name be blest!
   Hath borne it in my stead.
  6 He hath fulfill'd the law;
   Obtain'd my peace with God;

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HYMN 2. Second Part. S.M.
The law is spiritual. (cont.)

  6 Hence doth my soul her comforts draw,
   And leave her heavy load.

HYMN 2. Third Part. C.M.
Conviction of sin by the law.

  1 LORD, how secure my conscience was,
   And felt no inward dread
I was alive without the law,
   And thought my sins were dead.
  2 My hopes of heaven were firm and bright;
   But since the precept came
With a convincing pow'r and light,
   I find how vile I am.
  3 My guilt appear'd but small before,
   Till, terribly I saw,
How perfect, holy, just, and pure,
   Was thine eternal law.
  4 Then felt my soul the heavy load,
   My sins reviv'd again;
I had provok'd a dreadful God,
   And all my hopes were slain.
  5 My God, I cry with ev'ry breath
   For grace and pow'r to save;
To break the yoke of sin and death,
   And thus redeem the slave.

HYMN 2. Fourth Part. C.M.
Conviction of misery by the law.

  1 VAIN are the hopes the sons of men
   On their own works have built:
Their hearts by nature are unclean,
   And all their actions guilt.
  2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths,
   Without a murm'ring word,
And the whole race of Adam stand
   Guilty before the Lord.


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