580. The Gospel Shows the Father's Grace

1 The Gospel shows the Father's grace,
Who sent His Son to save our race,
Proclaims how Jesus lived and died
That we might thus be justified.

2 It sets the Lamb before our eyes,
Who made the atoning sacrifice,
And calls the souls with guilt oppressed
To come and find eternal rest.

3 It brings the Savior's righteousness
To robe our souls in royal dress;
From all our guilt it brings release
And gives the troubled conscience peace.

4 It is the pow'r of God to save
From sin and Satan and the grave;
It works the faith, which firmly clings
To all the treasures which it brings.

5 It bears to all the tidings glad
And bids their hearts no more be sad;
The weary, burdened souls it cheers
And banishes their guilty fears.

6 May we in faith its tidings learn
Nor thanklessly its blessings spurn;
May we in faith its truth confess
And praise the Lord, our righteousness!

Text Information
First Line: The Gospel shows the Father's grace
Title: The Gospel Shows the Father's Grace
Author: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Romans 1:16-17; John 3:16; 1 John 4:9-10; Hebrews 9:28
Topic: The Word of God; Christian Home and Education
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HERR JESU CHRIST, DICH ZU UNS WEND
Meter: L M
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Württembergisches Neues Choralbuch, 1956 (Setting); Cationale Germanicum, Gochsheim, 1628
Copyright: Setting © 1956 Bärenreiter



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