Only a Sinner

Naught have I gotten but what I received

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: ONLY A SINNER
Published in 92 hymnals

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1. Naught have I gotten but what I received;
Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed;
Boasting excluded, pride I abase;
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!

Refrain
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
Only a sinner, saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory—
I’m only a sinner, saved by grace!

2. Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart,
Causing my footsteps from God to depart;
Jesus hath found me, happy my case;
I now am a sinner, saved by grace! [Refrain]

3. Tears unavailing, no merit had I;
Mercy had saved me, or else I must die;
Sin had alarmed me fearing God’s face;
But now I’m a sinner saved by grace! [Refrain]

4. Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows,
Loving his Savior to tell what he knows;
Once more to tell it would I embrace—
I’m only a sinner saved by grace! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5216

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Naught have I gotten but what I received
Title: Only a Sinner
Author: James M. Gray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Only a sinner saved by grace!
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5216
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Instances (4)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Hymns of Faith #257TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #111
Sing Joyfully #333TextImage
The Cyber Hymnal #5216TextAudioScore



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