By grace Iím saved, grace free and boundless;
My soul, believe and doubt it not.
Why stagger at this word of promise?
Has Scripture ever falsehood taught?
No; then this word must true remain;
By grace you too will life obtain.
By grace Godís Son, our only Savior,
Came down to earth to bear our sin.
Was it because of your own merit
That Jesus died your soul to win?
No, it was grace, and grace alone,
That brought him from his heavenly throne.
By grace! This ground of faith is certain;
As 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.
By grace to timid hearts that tremble,
In tribulationís furnace tried,
By grace, in spite of fear and trouble,
The Fatherís heart is open wide.
Where could I help and strength secure
If grace were not my anchor sure?
By grace! On this Iíll rest when dying;
In Jesusí promise I rejoice;
For though I know my heartís condition,
I also know my Saviorís voice.
My heart is glad, all grief has flown
Since I am saved by grace alone.
Hymn # 351 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Korneluis Heinrich Dretzel
Tune: O Dass Ich Tausend Zungen Hatte
1st Published in: 1742