Today's Hymn, "The Law Commands and Makes Us Know" (#289) (To the tune of "Old Hundreth") is from "The Lutheran Hymnal", (c) 1941 by Concordia Publishing House.
The Law commands and makes us know What duties to our God we owe;
But 'tis the Gospel must reveal Where lies our strength to do His will.
The Law discovers guilt and sin And shows how vile our hearts have been;
The Gospel only can express Forgiving love and cleansing grace.
What curses doth the Law denounce Against the man that fails but once!
But in the Gospel Christ appears, Pard'ning the guilt of num'rous years.
My soul, no more attempt to draw Thy life and comfort from the Law
Fly to the hope the Gospel gives; The man that trusts the promise lives.
Soli Deo Gloria