righteousness of the Pharisees

we’re told we must exceed

but how can we then hope to please

or dream we can succeed

In pleasing such a Holy God

or climb so high a hill

or satisfy a law and rod

that will all sinners kill?

The only hope, a single one

meet all of God’s commands

Jesus Christ God’s only Son

fulfills all God’s demands

He alone our righteousness

His work forever done

He alone can save and bless

and  we pray His Kingdom come