Scripture & Song: Grace Alone

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God.-1 John 3:1

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.-Romans 5:8

 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God…-Eph.2:4-9

GRACE ALONE

I was an orphan, lost at the fall,
running away when I’d hear you call-
but Father, You worked Your will.
I had no righteousness of my own,
I had no right to draw near Your throne-
but Father, You loved me still.
And in love, before You laid the world’s foundation,
You predestined to adopt me as Your own.
You have raised me so high above my station-
I’m a child of God by grace, and grace alone.
You left Your home to seek out the lost,
You knew the great and terrible cost-But Jesus, your face was set
I worked my fingers down to the bone
But nothing I did could ever atone
but Jesus, You paid my debt.
By Your blood I have redemption and salvation-
Lord, You died that I might reap what You have sown.
And You rose that I might be a new creation-
I am born again by grace, and grace alone.
I was darkness all of my life,
I never knew the day from the night-
but Spirit, You made me see.
I swore I knew the way on my own,
a head full of rocks, a heart made of stone-but Spirit, You moved in me.
And at Your touch, my sleeping spirit was awakened-
on my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone.
Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
Heaven’s citizen by grace, and grace alone.
So I’ll stand in faith by grace, and grace alone.
I will run the race by grace, and grace alone.
I will slay my sins by grace, and grace alone.
I will reach the end by grace, and grace alone.

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