A debtor to mercy aloneAuthor: Augustus Toplady
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1 A debtor to mercy alone,
of covenant mercy I sing;
nor fear, with thy righteousness on,
my person and off'ring to bring.
The terrors of law and of God
with me can have nothing to do;
my Savior's obedience and blood
hide all my transgressions from view.
2 The work which his goodness began,
the arm of his strength will complete;
his promise is yea and amen,
and never was forfeited yet.
Things future, nor things that are now,
nor all things below or above,
can make him his purpose forgo,
or sever my soul from his love.
3 My name from the palms of his hands
eternity will not erase;
impressed on his heart it remains,
in marks of indelible grace.
Yes, I to the end shall endure,
as sure as the earnest is giv'n;
more happy, but not more secure,
the glorified spirits in heav'n.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #463
A debtor to mercy alone. A. M. Toplady. [Assurance of Faith.] Contributed to the Gospel Magazine, May, 1771, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and included in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 313, with the alteration, stanza i., line 4, of "offering" to "offerings." In 1860 the 1771 text was included in Sedgwick's reprint of Toplady's Hymns, &c, p. 140. In the older collections it was in most extensive use, both in the Church of England and with many of the Nonconformist bodies, but it is now very generally omitted from modern collections in Great Britain, although in America it still holds a prominent position.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #449||A debtor to mercy alone||A debtor to mercy alone||TREWEN||A. Toplady (1740-1778)||8 8 8 8 D||1987||God's Church | Hope and Confidence; Pentecost 21 | The Christian Hope|
|Little Book of Favorite Hymns: designed as a supplement for the Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #500||A Debtor to Mercy Alone||A debtor to mercy alone||GREENFIELD||1993|
|Small Church Music #2006||Llangristiolus||A debtor to mercy alone||LLANGRISTIOLUS||Augustus Toplady|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1197||A Debtor to Mercy Alone||A debtor to mercy alone||LLANGRISTIOLUS||Augustus M. Toplady||88.88 D||<cite>Gospel Magazine</cite>, 1771|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #463||A Debtor to Mercy Alone||A debtor to mercy alone||TREWEN||Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740-1778||Philippians 1; Romans 8:38-39; Philippians 1:6||1990||The Way of Salvation | Salvation by Grace; Covenant of Grace | ; Cast Out Fear | ; Imputation of Righteousness | ; Preservation of Christians ||
|Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #33b||A debtor to mercy alone||A debtor to mercy alone||CLEVELAND||A. M. Toplady. (1740-1788)||8.8.||1979|