Hebrews 3:1-6

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Isaac Watts paraphrased these six verses in his hymn “The Law By Moses Came”:

The law by Moses came,
But peace, and truth, and love,
Were brought by Christ, a nobler name,
Descending from above.

Amidst the house of God
Their diff’rent works were done;
Moses a faithful servant stood,
But Christ a faithful Son.

Then to his new commands
Be strict obedience paid;
O’er all his Father’s house he stands
The sovereign and the head.

The man that durst despise
The law that Moses brought,
Behold! how terribly he dies
For his presumptuous fault!

But sorer vengeance falls
On that rebellious race,
Who hate to hear when Jesus calls,
And dare resist his grace.

Expository Songs

The Law By Moses Came (Hebrews 3:1-6) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Come, Let Our Voices Join to Raise (Hebrews 3:7-19) (1719)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by The Psalms of Da­vid (1719)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Ye saints of God, awake (Hebrews 3:12)
B.T. Tanner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

To-Day (Hebrews 3:14-15) (1903)
G. Campbell Morgan, May Moody
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Other References

Ye careless souls will ye delay (Hebrews 3:7-13)
Lyrics

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