Tuesday, April 27, 2010

All of Grace

Here are the words to the hymn I read on Sunday by Isaac Watts. One of our musicians has written a new melody for this hymn and is recording it for a record to soon be released.

All of Grace

Lord, we confess our many faults,

How great our guilt has been!

Our thoughts were vain and full of pride

And all our lives were sin.

But praise our God, forever praise,

Forever love His name,

Who turns our feet from dangerous ways

Of folly, sin, and shame.

He raised us from the depths of sin,

The gates of gaping hell,

And fixed our standing more secure

Than ’twas before we fell.

The arms of everlasting love

Beneath our souls He placed;

And on the Rock of Ages set

Our slippery footsteps fast.

It’s all of grace, by Your sov’reign hand,

Through His death which long before was planned

That we can come before Your throne

And in Your presence stand,

It’s all of Grace.

It’s not by works of righteousness

Which our own hands have done;

But we are saved by sovereign grace

Abounding through His son.

It’s from the mercy of our God

That all our hopes begin;

It’s by the water and the blood

Our souls are washed from sin.

It’s through the purchase of His death

Who hung upon the cross

The Spirit is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as us.

Raised from the dead, we live anew;

And, justified by grace

We will appear in glory too,

And see our Father’s face.

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