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The Law That Once Was Placed by God

"But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,"
says the Lord: "I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts;
and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
(Jeremiah 31:33).

Tablets of Stone


1.   The Law that once was placed by God
         On tablets made of stone
      Is now engrav'd on ev'ry heart
         Whom Christ has called His own.
      These Words that once condemned for sins
         And showed the wrath of God
      Are now the Christian's great delight,
         Made precious by the blood.

2.   The Lord is God and He alone
         Is worthy of our love;
      For He has raised us from the pit
         To dwell with Him above.
      The Lord is jealous of our love;
         All idols He abhors,
      But those, in Spirit and in Truth,
         Who seek Him He adores.

3.   How precious are the Names of God,
         His nature they declare;
      But those who use His Name in vain,
         The wrath of God will bear.
      And precious is the Sabbath Day,
         The gath'ring of the church,
      Who come expectant of their Lord,
         His Word to know and search.

4.   The Lord has said that we must love
         And honor we must give
      To fathers, mothers He has giv'n
         To teach us how to live.
      All murder, theft, adultery,
         All coveting and lies;
      These sins the Christian must forsake,
         Lest him God will chastise.

5.   All those who cast aside these Words
         And spurn them in this day
      Do show that they are not of God,
         Despite what they may say.
      For what are these Ten Words but this:
         The will of God revealed?
      For unto love to God and man
         The saints are saved and sealed.

"The Law That Once Was Placed by God"
WORDS: Ken Puls, January 8, 1989
MUSIC: Henry S Culter, 1872
THEME: The Ten Cammandments and the Christian

Words ©1992 Kenneth A Puls
Music: Public Domain


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