The Law of God is good
by Mathias Loy
And sets His will before our eyes,
Shows us the way of righteousness,
And dooms to death when we transgress.
The knowledge of our sinful hearts,
That we may see our lost estate
And seek deliverance ere too late.
And would in works of love abound
It shows what deeds are His delight
And should be done as good and right.
And willfully in sin remain,
Its terror in their ear resounds
And keeps their wickedness in bounds.
Its holiness condemns us all;
It dooms us for our sin to die
And has no power to justify.
Who from the curse has set us free,
And humbly worship at His throne,
Saved by His grace through faith alone.