Hymns, #735

Various Aspects of the Inner Life - The Law of Letters

Eng/Kor:735  Chin:531  Span:307  Rus:-  Tag:735  Fra:-  Por:338

Lyrics:Witness Lee
Music:William Knapp

Hymns using same tune:

#32, #100 (Tune 2), #774 (Tune 2)


The law of letters God defines,

It is His testimony true;

It shows how loving, holy, just,

Is God, with whom we have to do.


According to His nature shown

God's law requires that we must live,

That He our souls may justify

And unto us His blessing give.


The law can never give us life,

Nor any strength to us supply,

But doth its full demands exact

And all our weakness show thereby.


It was not for God's final plan,

But for man's sin was introduced,

That man by breaking it might know

Himself, his sin to him adduced.


'Tis by the law all mouths are stopped

And all are shut up under sin;

It brings us to the Christ of God

That God may bless us all in Him.


The law is but a type of Christ,

Who God's full testimony is,

Who fully has expressed His love,

His holiness and righteousness.


'Tis Christ, God's testimony real,

Who doth with life divine supply,

That with the law's demands we may

Be more than able to comply.


God's living testimony, He;

By whom God's potent life we share;

Thru Him we're dead unto the law,

And in His Spirit fruit we bear.

Hymn #735