Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes. Romans 10:4
Words: Sebastien Besnault, 1736 (Debilis cessent elementa legis). Translated from Latin to English in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861.
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The ancient law departs,
And all its terrors cease;
For Jesus makes with faithful hearts
A covenant of peace.
The light of light divine,
True brightness undefiled,
He bears for us the shame of sin,
A holy, spotless child.
His infant body now
Begins our pains to feel;
Those precious drops of blood that flow
For death the victim seal.
Today the name is Thine,
At which we bend the knee;
They call Thee Jesus, child divine!
Our Jesus deign to be.