By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless

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1 By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless;
My soul, believe and doubt it not.
Why stagger at this word of promise?
Hath Scripture ever falsehood taught?
No! Then this word must true remain;
By grace you too will life obtain.

2 By grace! None dare lay claim to merit;
Our works and conduct have no worth.
God in His love sent our Redeemer,
Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth;
His death did for our sins atone,
And we are saved by grace alone.

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

4 By grace! This ground of faith is certain;
So long as God is true, it stands.
What saints have penned by inspiration,
What in His Word our God commands,
Our faith in what our God has done
Depends on grace--grace through His Son.

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

6 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.



Source: Lutheran Service Book #566

Author: Christian Ludwig Scheidt

Christian Ludwig Scheidt, b. 1709, Waldenburg; d. 1761, Hanover, hofrat and librarian at Hanover Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless
Title: By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless
German Title: Aus Gnaden soll ich selig werden
Author: Christian Ludwig Scheidt
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English

Tune

O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE (Dretzel)


AUS GNADEN SOLL ICH SELIG WERDEN


O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE

Johann Balthaser König (b. Waltershausen, near Gotha, Germany, 1691; d. Frankfurt, Germany, 1758) composed this tune, which later became associated with Johann Mentzer's hymn "O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte" (Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices). The harmonization is from the Wurttembergische Choral…

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The Cyber Hymnal #709
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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #384TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #226TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #566TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #351Text
Small Church Music #2413Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #709TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #456TextPage Scan
Include 13 pre-1979 instances



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