Thee, Father, we bless, Whose distinguishing grace

Thee, Father, we bless, Whose distinguishing grace

Author: Augustus Toplady
Tune: GLASBURY
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Thee, Father, we bless, whose distinguishing grace
Selected a people to show forth Thy praise:
Nor is Thy love known by election alone;
For, O Thou hast added the gift of Thy Son.

2 The goodness in vain we attempt to explain,
Which found and accepted a ransom for men.
Great surety of Thine, Thou didst not decline
To follow the Father’s most gracious design.

3 To Jesus our Savior our thanks shall ascend,
Who saves to the utmost, and loves to the end.
Our ransom He paid! In His merit arrayed,
Attain we the glory for which we were made.

4 Sweet Spirit, how gracious! Thy mercy we bless,
Thy eminent share in the council of peace:
Great agent divine, to restore us is Thine,
And cause us afresh in Thy likeness to shine.

5 O God, ’tis Thy part to convince and convert:
To give a new life, and create a new heart:
By preference and grace we’re upheld in our race,
And kept in Thy love to the end of our days.

T6 he Father, and Spirit and Son act as one,
Secure our salvation and cry, "It is done!"
Let us too agree now to glorify Thee,
Ineffable One! Thou adorable Three!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9834

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

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Author: Augustus Toplady

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The Cyber Hymnal #9834
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