In Vain We Seek For Peace With God


In vain we seek for peace with God,
By methods of our own;
Jesus, there’s nothing but thy blood
Can bring us near the throne.

The threat’nings of thy broken law
Impress the soul with dread;
If God the sword of justice draw,
It strikes the spirit dead.

But thine illustrioius sacrifice
Hath answered these demands;
And peace and pardon from the skies
Came down from Jesus’ hands.

Here all the ancient types agree,
The altar and the Lamb;
And prophets in their vision see
Salvation through his name.

‘Tis by thy death we live, O Lord,
‘Tis on thy cross we rest;
Forever be thy love adored
Thy name forever blest.