By grace I’m saved, grace free and bound-less;
My soul, be-lieve and doubt it not.
Why stag-ger at this word of prom-ise?
Has Scrip-ture ev-er false-hood taught?
No; then this word must true re-main:
By grace you too shall heav’n ob-tain.
By grace! None dare lay claim to mer-it;
Our works and con-duct have no worth.
God in His love sent our Re-deem-er,
Christ Je-sus, to this sin-ful earth;
His death did for our sins a-tone,
And we are saved by grace a-lone.
By grace! O mark this word of prom-ise
When you are by your sins op-pressed,
When Sa-tan plagues your trou-bled con-science,
And when your heart is seek-ing rest.
What rea-son can-not com-pre-hend
God by His grace to you will send.
By grace! This ground of faith is cer-tain;
So long as God is true, it stands.
What saints have penned by in-spi-ra-tion,
What in His Word our God com-mands,
What our whole faith must rest up-on,
Is grace a-lone, grace in His Son.
Christian L. Scheidt