384. By Grace I'm Saved

1 By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless;
My soul, believe and doubt it not.
Why waver at this word of promise?
Has Scripture ever falsehood taught?
So then this word must true remain:
By grace you, too, shall heav'n obtain.

2 By grace God's Son, our only Savior,
Came down to earth to bear our sin.
Was it because of your own merit
That Jesus died, your soul to win?
No, it was grace, and grace alone,
That brought him from his heav'nly throne.

3 By grace! Oh, mark this word of promise
When you are by your sins oppressed,
When Satan plagues your troubled conscience,
And when your heart is seeking rest.
What reason cannot comprehend
God by his grace to you did send.

4 By grace to timid hearts that tremble,
In tribulation's furnace tried --
By grace, despite all fear and trouble,
The Father's heart is open wide.
Where could I help and strength secure
If grace were not my anchor sure?

5 By grace! On this I'll rest when dying;
In Jesus' promise I rejoice.
For though I know my heart's condition,
I also know my Savior's voice.
My heart is glad; all grief has flown
Since I am saved by grace alone.

Text Information
First Line: By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless
Title: By Grace I'm Saved
Author: Christian L. Scheidt, 1709-61 (abr.)
Meter: 98 98 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Justification
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Composer: Cornelius H. Dretzel, 1697-1775 (alt.)
Meter: 98 98 88
Key: F Major

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