This beautiful hymn was written by John Newton, writer of Amazing Grace. The style and rhythm of this hymn, along side it’s evangelical message, makes it a great one to teach children. I hope it will bless you all, my friends, on this Lords Day! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
Sovereign grace has power alone
To subdue a heart of stone;
And the moment grace is felt,
Then the hardest heart will melt.
When the Lord was crucified,
Two transgressors with Him died;
One with vile blaspheming tongue,
Scoffed at Jesus as he hung.
Thus he spent his wicked breath,
In the very jaws of death
Perished, as too many do,
With the Savior in his view.
But the other, touched with grace,
Saw the danger of his case;
Faith received to own the Lord,
Whom the scribes and priests abhorred.
This was wondrous grace indeed,
Grace vouchsafed in time of need!
Sinners, trust in Jesus’ name;
You shall find Him still the same.
But beware of unbelief,
Think upon the hardened thief;
If the Gospel you disdain,
Christ, to you, will die in vain.