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Justification not by Works. Rom. 3. 19-23, 28

I. Watts                                   C.M.

1
Vain are the hopes the sons of men
On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt.

2
Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths,
Without a murmuring word;
And the whole race of Adam stand
Guilty before the Lord.

3
In vain we ask God’s righteous law
To justify us now,
Since to convince and to condemn
Is all the law can do.

4
Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
When in thy name we trust,
Our faith receives a righteousness
That makes the sinner just.