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698. Only a Sinner

1 Naught have I gotten but what I received;
Grace hath bestowed it since I have believed;
Boasting excluded, pride I abase;
I'm only a sinner saved by grace!

Refrain:
Only a sinner saved by grace!
Only a sinner saved by grace!
This is my story, to God be the glory,-
I'm only a sinner saved by grace!

2 Once I was foolish, and sin ruled my heart,
Causing my footsteps from God to depart;
Jesus hath found me, happy my case;
I now am a sinner saved by grace! [Refrain]

3 Tears unavailing, no merit had I;
Mercy had saved me, or else I must die;
Sin had alarmed me, fearing God's face;
But now I'm a sinner saved by grace! [Refrain]

4 Suffer a sinner whose heart overflows,
Loving his Saviour to tell what he knows,
Once more to tell it, would I embrace-
I'm only a sinner saved by grace! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Naught have I gotten but what I received
Title: Only a Sinner
Author: James M. Gray, 1851-1935
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: Ephesians 1:6
Topic: Grace: Fulness of; Grace: Regenerating; Hymns for Informal Occasions (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Only a sinner saved by grace!
Notes: St. 1, line 2, alt.
Tune Information
Name: [Naught have I gotten but what i received]
Composer: Daniel B. Towner, 1850-1919
Key: C Major



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