Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hymn For The Lord's Day: Grace Greater That Our Sin


Grace is that supernatural power, given by God alone, to do what we can not do for ourselves. We can not save ourselves. Only God can save us ~ through His grace ~ His supernatural power.

God's grace is not deserved: it is freely given to sinners. "Now to him that worketh not, but believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." (Romans 4:5)

It is given to those sinners who who trust in Christ's sacrifice alone to merit God's grace. "For by grace are ye saved by faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9)


GRACE GREATER THAT OUR SIN

Julia H. Johnston 1849-1919


Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,
Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide,
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! there is flowing a crimson tide;
Whiter than snow you may be today.

Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleasnse within;
Grace grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe;
All who are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?

Grace, Grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Dear Sharon,
This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for writing this, and sharing the wonderful hymn all about God's grace! O how very thankful I am that Christ died for my sins, and that though I do not deserve it, I am saved by grace, freely given by God! That just makes my heart rejoice! Bless you dear Sharon! This post just blessed me so much!!!!
Paula