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The Law and the Gospel
(44-50, 520-522)

Lawful Use of the Law: Romans 3:19,20: “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”; Ephesians 2:3-9: “Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”

J. Maxwell

1 Here, Lord, my soul convicted stands
Of breaking all thy ten commands;
And on me justly might’st thou pour
Thy wrath in one eternal shower.

2 But, thanks to God, its loud alarms
Have warned me of approaching harms;
And now, O Lord, my wants I see;

Lost and undone, I come to thee.

3 I see my fig-leaf righteousness
Can ne’er thy broken law redress;
Yet in thy gospel plan I see,
There’s hope of pardon e’en for me.

4 Here I behold thy wonders, Lord,
How Christ has to thy law restored
Those honours, on the atoning day,
Which guilty sinners took away.

5 Amazing wisdom, power, and love,
Displayed to rebels from above!
Do thou, O Lord, my faith increase,
To love and trust thy plan of grace.


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