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Hymn 2:120 [The Lord Declares His Will]
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The law and gospel joined in scripture.

The Lord declares his will,
And keeps the world in awe;
Amidst the smoke on Sinai’s hill
Breaks out his fiery law.

The Lord reveals his face,
And smiling from above,
Sends down the gospel of his grace,
Th’ epistles of his love.

These sacred words impart
Our Maker’s just commands;
The pity of his melting heart,
And vengeance of his hands.

[Hence we awake our fear,
We draw our comfort hence;
The arms of grace are treasur’d here,
And armour of defence.

We learn Christ crucify’d,
And here behold his blood:
All arts and knowledges beside
Will do us little good.]

We read the heavenly word,
We take the offer’d grace,
Obey the statutes of the Lord,
And trust his promises.

In vain shall Satan rage
Against a book divine;
Where wrath and lightning guard the page,
Where beams of mercy shine.