Sunday, April 02, 2006

Love Constraining to Obedience

To see the Law by Christ fulfilled,
To hear His pardoning voice,
Changes a slave into a child
And duty into choice.

1. No strength of nature can suffice,
To serve the Lord aright
And what she has, she misapplies,
For want of clearer light. (Repeat chorus)

2. How long beneath the Law I lay,
In bondage and distress
I toiled the precept to obey,
But toiled without success. (Repeat chorus)

3. Then to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do
Now if I feel its power within
I feel I hate it too. (Repeat chorus)

4. Then all my servile works were done,
A righteousness to raise
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways. (Repeat chorus)

©1998 Kevin Twit Music. Lyrics: William Cowper (1731-1800)

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