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LOVE CONTRAINING TO OBEDIENCE




No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright;
And what she has, she misapplies,
For want of clearer light.


How long beneath the Law I lay
In bondage and distress!
I toiled the precept to obey,
But toiled without success.


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.


Then all my servile works were done
A righteousness to raise;
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways.


What shall I do was then the word,
That I may worthier grow?
What shall I render to the Lord?
Is my inquiry now.


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

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Rm 3:31; Rm 3:31;
      MUSIC
      Name: ABIDING GRACE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: c.1905
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        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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