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CONVICTION BY THE LAW




Lord, how secure my conscience was,
And felt no inward dread!
I was alive without the law,
And thought my sins were dead.


My hopes of heaven were firm and bright,
But since the precept came
With a convincing power and light,
I find how vile I am.


[My guilt appeared but small before,
Till I with terror saw
How perfect, holy, just, and pure,
Is thine eternal law.


Then felt my soul the heavy load,
My sins revived again
I had provoked a dreadful God,
And all my hopes were slain.]


I'm like a helpless captive, sold
Under the power of sin
I cannot do the good I would,
Nor keep my conscience clean.


My God, I cry with every breath
For some kind power to save,
Oh break the yoke of sin and death,
And thus redeem the slave.


---Alternative verses---


My guilt appeared but small before,
Till terribly I saw
How perfect, holy, just, and pure,
Was thine eternal law.


My God, I cry with every breath
For some kind power to save,
To break the yoke of sin and death,
And thus redeem the slave.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Rm 7:8-9; Rm 7:14; Rm 7:24;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      # 115
      # 57
      1866# 500
      MUSIC
      Name: MARLOW
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1718
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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