Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #643: 'Tis Not The Law Of Ten Commands

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643 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

'Tis not the law of ten commands

On holy Sinai giv'n,

Or sent to men by Moses' hands,

Can bring us safe to heav'n.

Nor can the blood which Aaron spilt,

Nor smoke of sweetest smell,

Procure a pardon for our guilt,

Or save our souls from hell.

Aaron the priest resigns his breath

At God's immediate will;

And in the desert yields to death,

Upon th' appointed hill.

And thus on Jordan's yonder side

The tribes of Israel stand,

While Moses bowed his head and died

Short of the promised land.

Israel, rejoice, now Joshua leads,

He'll bring your tribes to rest;

So far the Saviour's name exceeds

The ruler and the priest.

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